The sense of wonder... you hear the sounds, you see the glow, you feel the light and love. You smell the cinnamon and the pine... But within all the senses something more awaits, indescribable by any word. What is it that keeps the spirit of the season alive within our hearts? Year, after year it awakens inside, and our sense of wonder ignites.
Causing us to think a little deeper, while we look at things from a new perspective, wonder becomes less about what we know, and more about what we don't know. It thrives in the unexpected, and unfamiliar. It is created out of something beautiful and its contagious ripple effect acts as an endless motivator to take the light it creates and make it brighter. Shining it on the world.
The very definition of the word explains the senses within it.
a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
1. desire or be curious to know something
2. feel admiration and amazement; marvel.Wonder- "Desire to be curious to know something."
This time of year we see the sense of "Wonder" in the eyes of a child. But Imagine what it might be like for a child to see that sense of "wonder" in your eyes. Our children care most about us getting down on the floor to play with them, they just want their parents to see the world through their eyes. The moment you do, you won't want to leave. Children understand life much better than we do as adults. Lets let them teach us. This season may we remember to see the world as a child does. May we allow our inner child guide us, and may our sense of wonder captivate our direction. As we do we will only create more of the magic that makes this season a timeless celebration.
We are always looking for ways to create these beautiful moments of wonder together. I went to the craft store and saw they had these "make your own snow globes." PERFECT!
Our kids loved this experience so much. They picked out their figures to put in it and then decided how much snow, glitter, sparkle and snowflakes they wanted in it. We filled it with water attached the base and Voila... A little piece of magic, they got to customize and create all on their own. It took us about 20 minutes and it held their attention the whole time. Even Harlow our little one year old loved it. She is a very active one year old and won't sit down for much, but she was all about this. She loves her snow globe, and so does Jagger.
It is beautiful to see how proud and excited they get about things they create and make themselves. Not only did they make snow globes, they made memories with their Nan and cousins. These are the moments that true bliss emerges. When we unplug, and create moments of wonder.
Lets all think a little bigger this holiday season. Look at things from a different perspective and allow wonder to come to life as we open our eyes to the magic in the world.