You never grow old until you’ve lost all your marvels

This sentiment by Merry Browne, on a bookmark presented to me a few years ago at a coaching retreat, highlighted where my spirit resided at the time: In awe, obviously marveling at all-that-is.

This past weekend, when my daughter and I went to see the opening of Eat, Pray, Love, one of Julia Robert’s lines intoned “I want to go someplace where I can marvel at something”.

We all go through various degrees of marveling. That line reminded me that I had lost some of my zest, my curiosity for life, so I  am taking this week to consciously marvel.

For the love of God, there are so many things right in front of me in which to be in awe!

I’m in awe of my soon to be 91 yr old mother who, in her varying states of dementia, can still bring me to my knees with her insights.

I’m in awe of my 20something daughters, who take life by the tail and don’t compromise their own well being for anything, anyone!

I’m in awe of myself. For the ability to see through the fog and purposefully make my life better and better.

It doesn’t get better than it is in this moment, even when you discover the next moment is better! (Think about it……it makes perfect sense!)

So go forth and marvel. It’s truly life changing!

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