I could continue to gain anything in life, all through my
life, it would be wisdom. After all, wisdom is an
attribute that can help me to live my life better, be more
helpful to others, and to enjoy this experience of life
more. And one of the most important elements of
wisdom, I believe, is that with it, we no longer can take
life for granted. We no longer can look at things as
"ordinary" or even "boring."
Wisdom tells me that every single thing in my life has a
purpose and a specialness that is there for me to love and
appreciate, even if I don't usually recognize it.
tells me that many things in this world--no matter how
ordinary they may seem--have special importance and
significance, and that I grow poorer when I'm no longer
able to see that. When I can't see just how
miraculous this world is, and just how miraculous the
common things are, then I grow poorer.
there's a bush in our yard, most of us stop seeing it
after a while, noticing it only when it's covered with
flowers or buds in the spring, or when its leaves have
turned in the fall. And if it doesn't flower or if
its leaves don't turn, it's easy just to forget it
completely. Yet that bush is a living thing, full of
life and supporting all sorts of other living
things. It's producing oxygen that helps us to
common and ordinary, but it's miraculous. The books
we read, the Internet we surf, the computers we use, the
cars we drive--all are miraculous inventions that we tend
to take for granted.
wisdom comes recognition of the beauty and specialness of
all people, and all things. That recognition can
help me to live a more complete life based in awareness of
the amazing blessings that are all around me. If I
want to live my life fully, then I must be aware of just
how full my life already is.