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I remember vividly, many years ago, being in an elementary classroom, and hearing an adult say,

“This is not right. Bears are not purple.”

I watched the, previously excited and proud, child turn away,

dejected,

disappointed,

disillusioned with her own perspective.

I would guess that what that young child heard was “you are not right.”

My heart sank, as I watched a child lose the wonder, the joy, the colors available through that which the Creator, himself had made available. She also lost confidence in her own perspective of the world in which she lives.

To lose so much, so young, is to have their creativity questioned, their perspective doubted and it diminishes the value and passion for wonder.

As if this blog’s name of itsawonderfilledlife, does not adequately stress how strongly I value the practice of wonder, the following quote is noted on my “About Me” page, and is a reminder to me of how life-giving wonder can be:

“He who can no longer pause to wonder

and stand rapt in awe,

is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”

Albert Einstein

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May we encourage wonder, in children, in adults, in ourselves, so that we see can see how vast, how colorful this created world is for those who choose to pause.

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I love expressions

of joy

of excitement

of wonder.

So when I saw the video (below) of An and Ria’s first flight, I was in a wonder-filled state!

Two Dutch grandmas, An and Ria, were given the opportunity of experiencing something neither had ever done before … a first time flying in an airplane.

An, a bit more outwardly nervous, tried out a flight simulator to prepare, while adventurous Ria was introduced to roller coasters as her preparation.

They were given a tablet with instruction of how to use it, as well.

When the two arrived at the airport, they had their first meeting.

Every step from then on was one of awe and wonder, like watching a toddler discover his or her world.

The highlights, for me, were the roller coaster, the flight simulator, their meeting, take off, their looking out the windows, the after flight online conversation between An and her husband, and the beach scene.

So, if you are looking for a little awe and wonder, check out their video (below).

http://www.vodafone.com/content/vodafone-firsts/home/nans-on-a-plane.html

“He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”

Albert Einstein

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