Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote, “Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder…”
I spent most of last week, walking around Maui, praying to God something similar to Heschel. My prayer was simple and all I felt like I could ask for in those moments, because we hadn’t spoken in quite sometime: Please, give me something to marvel at.
Maybe it was too much to ask. Or maybe it was just a big one coming from me, given I am still trying to sort out the whole God thing.
But I desperately needed something to mean more. I needed to feel small in the expanse of something instead of invisible.
I didn’t get wonder. To marvel.
But there were little moments.
And maybe sometimes that is all we can ask from life: just a little bit of relish, just enough light to get us through the day.
This week, we intend.
Steph’s RELISH mantra: Relish everything that’s inside of you. the imperfections. The darkness. The richness. And light and everything. And that makes for a full life.
Steph’s Song of the Week: End of the Line by VVE
& Don’t miss Lin’s post on #VOWrelish (coming soon!).