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have you noticed the wow lately?

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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Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

5 thoughts on “have you noticed the wow lately? Leave a comment

  1. Ahhh, the cornfields of Indiana. If you’ve never seen them, you should. You have inspired me to find a journal entry I wrote on my last trip to Indiana for WN Wednesday. Thanks for the motivation, Ruth (and Stacey). 🙂


  2. Ah . . . Stacey, we just had an amazing sunset on this end of the 872 miles. I wondered how I could capture it with my camera. But by the time I put S. to bed & stood in awe of the sunset for a few moments, the moment passed & I didn’t capture it. I’ve never photographed sunsets before. Do you have some tips? I’ve noticed you’ve caught some great ones.

    You’re right about the Indiana landscape, Angela. We set up on a hill, surrounded by cornfields and across the road there’s a river that we can’t see (because of trees), but we can hear. I love this about the Midwest. 🙂


  3. Ruth, I love this idea. I’m going to look for the wow this week. I love your pictures. I can see the flat Indiana landscape behind the mumpkin, and it reminds me of summer days at Mamaw and Papaw’s house. Thanks for the post.


  4. Want to carve one for me? 😉

    I’ve been looking at the sky a lot lately. Sunrise, sunset. There are a lot of beautiful ones in here in Rhode Island.

    I love this idea. Thanks, Sam, for the inspiration… and for just being you!


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