Tag Archives: wonder
I am increasingly inclined to think that joy and gratitude are close companions, engaged in a mutual dance of enrichment. When we experience that moment of joy, whether at the birth of a child or in witnessing a beautiful sunset, is it possible to feel joy without a sense of gratitude? (This article continues by defining gratitude as a state of being, a lens through which to view life, a practice and acknowledging its connection to joy, wonder and mindfulness.) Continue reading
Words and storytelling give us tools to amplify wonder and joy in the everyday.
I walk across the park to work through falling snow. Momentarily, I lower my eyelids and open my inner eyes. I am surrounded by myriad crystals, each unlike any other, that in moments will cease to be. Continue reading
Walking in snow-like-sand, entranced by each grain’s iridescent glitter. Does the knowledge of the unseen, the microscopic beauty of the crystal structures, increase my sense of wonder, of joy? I have always perceived joy as being fed by wisdom rather … Continue reading
“But I haven’t seen any art!” A snatch of conversation overheard more than once during Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. I think one of the best things about this annual all-nighter is that it reminds one of how artificial boundaries are. What … Continue reading