This week I’ve been thinking about awe. What makes you stop and say, “Wow!” in wonder? My pastor talked about how life can beat the awe out of us. We become dulled to what’s around us. I would like to see the world with my mind ready to marvel. I’d like to be astonished. Amazed. How about you?
So my list this week is of 5 places in creation that have made me say, “Wow!”
This place of beauty on the Normandy coast left me speechless. The rugged cliffs against the water are worth the trip. Add to that what happened here in World War II — men scaling these cliffs on rope ladders while under fire — and the experience of being on this beach is one of awe.
5. Mission Trails, San Diego This makes my list not because it’s vast or unusual or historic. But it’s less than a mile from my home. It’s the wonder in my very own neighborhood. I can hike here and feel like I’m out in nature when my suburban street is just around the corner.
Awe comes in big and small packages. It can be the towering Alps or a tiny flower. I’m learning to notice it more often. I’m trying to polish up that dullness, to be astonished, to be more awake to wonder.
When did you last see something in nature that made you say, “Wow!”?
Linking up with Random 5 Friday.