I don’t know why, but over the last year I’ve become distracted by birds. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and the flashy, loud things don’t call to me as much anymore. I’m more intrigued by the chirping, fluttering, nesting critters.
They inspire my wonder.
This year the Breathe Christian Writers Conference theme is “Awaken Your Wonder”. I’m on the planning committee for this conference and have been pondering the word “wonder” since we decided on the theme.
As I think on it, I realize that wonder is often lost in the mix between going here and there and doing this and that. I mean, May, my friends. May. Isn’t it the busiest month?
But it’s also a month which is full of wonder. Blooming irises. Budding lilacs. Nests full of eggs. Longer days and vibrant sunsets.
As a writer, wonder is another tool in my box. It’s an important one. Essential, even.
Today, I need to remember to awaken my wonder.
It’s just a matter of being intentional.
(NOTE: if you’re a writer, I’d encourage you to think about coming to Breathe. Two days of inspiring workshops, keynote presentations, new friends, encouragement, COFFEE!!!!!!! Now until July 31 the earlybird rate is $130. I’d love to see you there! Register Here.)