When I was young, our freezer was usually stocked with two half gallons of ice cream. One was plain vanilla and the other was Neapolitan.
Until the day I visited the Creamery at Penn State, I thought ice cream came in three flavors. I was overwhelmed with all the different flavors. It took me awhile, but I finally settled on mint chocolate chip. And my world was changed.
What other wonders would I encounter? I’m not sure my three-year-old mind could have expressed those thoughts in that way, but I do remember feeling that sense of awe and amazement.
When’s the last time you experienced awe and amazement? The last time you realized there were new wonders awaiting you? If we shed our cynical tendencies and remain present in the moment, we’ll experience awe and amazement more often than we might expect.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Linda Post Bushkofsky. Today we remember Justin, martyr at Rome, who died around 165.
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