I’m lucky because, you see, I have this constant, little reminder to notice stuff. I live with a toddler who notices the world and points out the wow. Constantly.
Walking out the door in the morning: “Venus. Wow. Stars. Wow.”
Past the Sedum: “Spider. Wow.”
Every 3 minutes this evening: “Mumpkin Happy. Wow.” (We carved him yesterday. Wow.)
During dinner: “Water. Wow.” (Out of a cup without a spill-proof lid . . . yeah, now you understand — Wow.)
All this wow makes me a better writer. I notice the world and I think about it more — simply because I’ve slowed down a bit. Perhaps this week you could notice the wow too — and jot it down in your writer’s notebook. You’ll be glad you did. (BTW, you could share it during Writer’s Notebook Wednesday. <smile>)
The Little Guy Who Inspired This Post
The Mumpkin Happy
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