Wonder Kit Inspiration

It's never too late to explore our previous themes...as you look back upon this season of WONDER, what do you see and what have you learned? Here's some content for you to keep digging deep and learning more about what makes you tick.

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Journaling Prompts

Magic: In many cultures, this time of year represents a season of magic - a time when people use light as a way to illuminate the darkness. The loss of control and vision represented by the dark can be frightening. What cultural or religious traditions from this time of year are part of your celebrations, or appeal to you if you're not personally familiar with them? Are you frightened of the dark for any reason? What magic would you bring to your own darkness as lit is brought to literal darkness? Would it be a knowledge of something, a belief, a physical presence?

Mystery: Do life's twists and turns feel mysterious to you or can you see trajectories, either before something new happens, or in retrospect? Do you wonder about the meaning of large and small events in your life and in the world? Do you like the excitement of the unknown or do you like to have all your ducks in a row? Have you had a specific life experience that was truly mysterious and remains mysterious to this day?

Amazing: What have you accomplished, learned or discovered in the year that is ending that you pal an to carry with you into 2011? If you were forced to answer, what would you say amazes you most about yourself? If your best friend, spouse or sibling were to answer, what would they tell you amazes them about you?

Children: Kids have an amazing capacity for wonder. Everything is new and exciting to them. Is there any area of your life that has you experiencing wonder in a child-like way? Are there kids in your life who remind you how to see things as fresh?

The Big Questions: What do you wonder about most...the meaning of life, why certain things have happened, what happens after we die? What are the big unanswered questions, or unanswerable questions? How much time do you spend on those questions, alone in your own thoughts, or talking to others?

By Comparison: It's been said that one must experience the lows of life to understand and appreciate the highs. Is that true in your experience? Is life's wonder something you are available to see? Is it because you have experienced lows that you can use as a reference point? What is the most wondrous moment that sticks in your mind?


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He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it. Douglas Adams

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. M. C. Escher

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. Robert Frost

Too much of a good thing is wonderful. Mae West

I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it. Groucho Marx

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it. Mark Twain

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. Oscar Wilde

Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor. Laurence J. Peter

Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll

Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are. Laurence J. Peter

Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long. Leonard Bernstein

It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children. Kingsley Amis

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. George Bernard Shaw

A man's silence is wonderful to listen to. Thomas Hardy

I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true. Carl Sagan

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. George Burns

I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this. Emo Phillips

I have always felt that the moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. Monica Baldwin

If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. Michelangelo Buonarroti

It is wonderful how quickly you get used to things, even the most astonishing. Edith Nesbitt

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. Gerry Spence

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. Patricia Neal

Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. Thomas Jefferson

Wonder is what sets us apart from other life forms. No other species wonders about the meaning of existence or the complexity of the universe or themselves. Herbert W. Boyer

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. e e cummings

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience. Victoria Holt

We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. Shana Alexander

I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people who are convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another. Ellen Goodman

By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with... the earth and the wonders thereof - the sea - the sun. Katherine Mansfield

I like coincidences. They make me wonder about destiny, and whether free will is an illusion or just a matter of perspective. They let me speculate on the idea of some master plan that, from time to time, we're allowed to see out of the corner of our eye. Chuck Sigars

It's wonderful what we can do if we're always doing. George Washington

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. Margaret Peters

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therin to be content. Helen Keller

Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful. A. R. Ammons

If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world. C. S. Lewis

Numberless are the world's wonders, but none More wonderful than man. Sophocles

In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant. My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known -- no wonder, then, that I return the love. Soren Kierkegaard

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. Mary Tyler Moore

I'm not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful. Marilyn Monroe

To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -- and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful. Robert Heinlein

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. Greek Proverb

There are people who make things happen, those who watch what happens, and those who wonder what happened. Unknown

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. Robert Frost

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. M. C. Escher

From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it. Herman Melville

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident. Sir Hugh Walpole

Man is to himself the most wonderful object in nature; for he cannot conceive what the body is, still less what the mind is, and least of all how a body should be united to a mind. This is the consummation of his difficulties, and yet it is his very being. Blaise Pascal

Never make anything simple and efficient when a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful. Unknown

Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. Norman Vincent Peale

Nothing is so awesomely unfamiliar as the familiar that discloses itself at the end of a journey. Cynthia Ozick

I stand in awe of my body. Henry David Thoreau

There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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