This video blog was very much improvised. I was in Niagara Falls with my sweetheart, Carolina, and as we walked down beside one of the “Wonders of the World,” the sun arrived and brought with it a brightly colored rainbow. The visual was too good to pass up, so I hauled out my cell phone, turned toward the falls and just shared what immediately came to mind. This video is the result.
Here’s the transcript:
There’s a word that we humans like to use for things like Niagara Falls and rainbows:
It’s a good word, and not just for when things are going well, but maybe even especially for when the opposite is true, when we feel like saying, “I can’t believe this is happening to me,” or, “what lousy luck.”
If we can get in the habit of thinking more automatically something like, “I wonder, what am I going to learn from this?”
“I wonder what’s going to happen next?”
That feels a lot better. It’s a lot more fun.
You know, kids, they approach life with a sense of wonder. Adults, more of a sense of responsibility.
You tell me: Which word feels better?