Out of the blue, he said,
"You know, you only need a few things to make you happy. Food, lots of sleep, and wonderment."
After 6 years of marriage, he's finally figured it out. These are the top three things to keep me even keeled and delightful to be around.
Food and sleep are fairly straightforward, but he's realized that I also need a sense of adventure, to pursue my passions and whims, and to be amazed by the world around me.
Not too much to ask for, eh?
That word, wonderment, has been constantly floating around my head the past few weeks. It's not something tangible. It's a feeling, a wave of inspiration, a sense of contentment.
And it often finds me in different situations. Sometimes it's when we spontaneously hit up an antique store on the way home from Planet Sub. Other times it's when we simply take a walk around the neighborhood, but take a route we don't normally go.
It's so easy to get lost in the drudgery of the everyday woes. Bills have to be paid, dinner has to be made, the nuts and bolts of what keep us going have to be done.
But above all these 'have tos' are the 'why nots'. Why not take the long way home or stop by that pink door you always see?
Every day needs a little whimsy.
It's what makes you feel more alive and lead the life you've imagined.
What do you do to add a dose of wonderment to your day?