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  1. C
    Cassandra

    Moments of heart filled love that you can’t describe fill me with wonder. Also immense gratitude, I did a dance class yesterday and in the middle of dancing with others I felt this enormous heart filled gratitude of how good it felt to dance and to do it with a “tribe”. That feeling is always so indescribable and I am so happy it exists.

    2 years ago
  2. Malag

    How the body carries out so many complex functions without the conscious mind having any idea what’s going on. Even stuff I am aware of, like walking and breathing, it just gets done in the background. A marvel.

    2 years ago
  3. Hot Sauce

    I’ve been on bighistoryproject.com and have been educating myself on the history of the universe from the Big Bang to the present, and at every point in my learning, I feel a sense of wonder at how the universe gradually became just a little more complex over long periods of time until it eventually led to the diversity of life we see today.

    2 years ago
  4. mam_gigi

    I am filled with wonder when I see the love people can have for each other. I am filled with wonder when people step up and help out even when they don’t have to.

    2 years ago
  5. Hermann-Josef

    The moments when I don‘t expect anything. When I am just listening or watching it is as hearing sounds for the first time or somebody is playing a note which is giving the song a very special expression. Or looking into the eyes of a baby it is as looking into the universe. Then I know I am not here to make myself happy but to realize that I am happy.

    2 years ago
    1. alara

      Thank you. This resonates.

      2 years ago
  6. Don Jones

    When the awareness opened to seeing that everything is in constant change – moment by moment. The realization that there had been blindness to the obvious, yet awe at the ever unfolding nature of existence.

    2 years ago
  7. pkr

    Mother Nature in all Her glory. Birds singing, my California poppies blossoming in my garden, Redwood Trees out my front window, blue blue sky, clouds sailing by, fresh air sweet with jasmin flowers, hummingbirds, walking amongst the Big Trees. I am so blessed to have all this joy & wonder at my fingertips. 🙏❤️

    2 years ago
  8. amacord

    Yesterday morning a mama duck and her 4 little ducklings walked down my street…I was delighted to see them as they took their walk. Little moments but big smiles. Several of my neighbors also saw it and we all said hello. Sweet moments.

    2 years ago
  9. Chris Berry

    Those moments in Spring,
    when the birds start to sing,
    and the leaves on the trees start to grow,
    for this is the time
    when the Earth starts to shine,
    and nature doth smile, says hello.

    2 years ago
    1. sparrow

      You’re a poet,
      dear Chris . . . 🙂

      2 years ago
  10. Barb C

    Ordinary moments, if I pay attention to them.

    A long poem I read last fall came to mind with this question: https://www.ayearofbeinghere.com/2013/09/rabbit-ableegumooch-poetry-of-ordinary.html.

    2 years ago
    1. alara

      Barb this is what I meant by moments of surprise touch my heart. I followed your link (why); this where I go when I am strangely pulled.

      This poem, and this site, I feel so much emotion. Talk about gratitude; thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your thoughts this morning.

      ( This is why I love Gratefulness.org., treasure upon treasure).

      2 years ago
      1. Barb C

        Thank you, Alara. I’m glad the poem touched you.

        2 years ago
  11. Carol

    I’m always filled with wonder when I look up at the moon and realize that the same moon is seen by all human beings no matter where they live on this planet and the same sun that creates its reflective light rises and warms us all. Such a strong reminder that what Carl Sagan called the Pale Blue Dot is our home and we should be nourishing not destroying it or eac other. The song, “Let There Be Peace On Earth” comes to mind.

    2 years ago
  12. alara

    The moments that fill me with wonder are a surprise, They touch my heart.

    2 years ago
  13. sunnypatti48317

    Being in nature, listening and observing. The way the light in the sky moves and bounces off of the clouds. The way the sunshine sparkles on the ocean like diamonds. When the sun rises and sets, and on the same note when the moon rises – especially those times when it’s full and giant and orange. Also the clear night sky and the thousands upon thousands of stars you can see. And I think about these things, how they’re all just circling in a big giant universe, surrounded by other universes… oh my. It’s quite a miracle to be alive and part of this swirling energy!

    2 years ago
  14. Mary Pat

    The ocean and all of nature. Children. Love!

    2 years ago
  15. Patricia

    With this question, I just paused – and breathed – and simply took in the wonder-filled reality of being alive, of greeting a new day.

    2 years ago
  16. sparrow

    They almost all do,
    when I am present and really paying attention . . .
    everything in this world
    is a wonder and a miracle,
    from my dainty, hand painted blue bird cup,
    to the magic of stars on a clear night,
    and everything in between.
    Think about it . . .
    imagine yourself a stranger to it all.
    The wonder is overwhelming,
    especially if you observe it
    with fresh eyes.

    2 years ago
  17. O.Christina

    When, as recently happened in a beautiful Concert Hall, a conductor of partly Russian origin let the deeply touching music, which he and his orchestra were playing, be a deep running meditation, dedicated to all who are suffering. It was a moment of wonder and awe, when the huge audience followed his request to kindly not to applaud at any part of the musical celebration and so intended to transforming the music into a meditation, inviting the audience to deeply dive down to compassion and universal love expressed through their most wonderful music. All fellow people present went out in silence. It was a huge gift and a deep sign of communion given by great artists, for which I am sure we all who were gifted to be there feel deeply grateful.🙏🙇🙏

    2 years ago
    1. Carol

      Ose, just reading your post is an inspiring meditation. Thanks for sharing.

      2 years ago
    2. Barb C

      This is wonderful. I can feel it.

      2 years ago
    3. Laura

      Ose, this gave me chills. It must have been a deeply beautiful experience for all.

      2 years ago
  18. c
    carol

    anything I perceive as beautiful: staring into the sky, observing life unfolding and existing, works of art, the human body, the ecosystem, the flow of energy, healing, Ubuntu ( how so many people come together, contribute their skills, talents and vision for the betterment of others), enlightenment…

    2 years ago
  19. Kevin

    Watching our seven grandchildren grow. From the two oldest, almost seventeen, and driving, to the youngest at pushing 4 years old, who’s fascinated by everything new that she sees and touches.

    2 years ago
    1. Carol

      Kevin, Today’s youth is tomorrow’s promise.

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Indeed they are Carol! Let’s pray that they do better than we seem to be doing.

        2 years ago
  20. Chester

    All those moments where I am stopped or stop intentionally to appreciate and consider the amazing, the simple, the beautiful and the ordinary elements of life that surrounds.

    2 years ago
  21. EJP

    The dawning of a new day fills me with wonder of the endless possibilities and opportunities that it brings.

    2 years ago
  22. Michele

    Many times nature fills me with wonder.

    2 years ago
  23. Iamme

    The rebirth and renewal of spring, it’s my favourite month; everything is lush and green and colourful, life is springing abundantly all around, that which seemed dead is pulsating with life out in the woods. Birds are singing their joy at the beginning and end of each day and promise fills the air as the earth awakens from its winter slumber. We have a beautiful weeping shrub called The Bride in our garden and it’s in full blossom mid to late April every year. It’s a stunning sight, and always brings me great joy. It was a wedding gift from a friend 24 years ago on our mid April wedding day. We have moved house in that time and took it with us when we moved 19 years ago to no ill effect. It’s so beautiful in the spring sun and also at dawn and dusk, the blossom really sings out at dawn and dusk.

    2 years ago
  24. Christine

    I had a breathtaking moment recently. For my daily walk in the morning, I first walk a bit between the houses, then I turn a bend and walk into nature. I took the turn and what I saw was so beautiful and unexpected, it took my breath away. The sky just before sunrise. Wonderful.

    2 years ago

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