I Asked for Wonder & #VOWrelish Moments

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!).

One thought on “I Asked for Wonder & #VOWrelish Moments

  1. lyndsaylegel says:

    Cue snap applause and quiet amens. I feel like this aligns with my prayer of, “God, wake me up” or “God, show me something to make me feel alive again.” I feel stuck in a rut of mediocrity.

    Thanks for sharing. Yay for Maui! Hope you get lots of those little moments in your life this week.




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