1667 – 1708 in a year of 2012 wOws!

My “word” for 2012 is wOw!           

wOw! is one of those fabulous words that fits positive, negative and neutral situations.  It’s a word we can use when no other will work.   Over this next year of Sundays, I’m going to share some wOw!moments from the previous week.  By December 31, 2012, I’ll have shared 2012 wOw! moments.   

I hope you’ll have spotted (and maybe even shared) close to that, too.

Here’s what made me say wOw! this week:

1667.  Hurricane Sandy;

1668.  the calm AFTER the storm;

1669.  overwhelming gratitude;

1670.  an especially rich & filling church experience;

1671.  the holiness being with dear friends after way.too.long and feeling like it was just yesterday;

1672.  spotting a snail on my hydrangea;

1673.  how cool (in The Best Way) some 16-years-olds are;

1674.  that not remembering isn’t the same thing as forgetting;

1675.  The Magic of Belle Isle;

1676.  a gloriously crispy morning walk;

1677.  the triumphant feeling of solving an iPhone tech problem;

1678.  the HMS Bounty;

1679.  the humbling power of Mother Nature;

1680.  the PERFECT London Broil and spinach salad dinner;

1681. The Broken Crane;

1682.  the Hunter’s Moon;

1683.  how much I didn’t want to get out of bed on the first blanket-on-the-bed-morning;

1684.  being able to connect virtually with dear Shalem friends who are on retreat;

1685. that taking time for What Is Important really is my choice;

1686.  the fun of making quiches for the church bake sale with Jo;

1687.  the gift of Jambalaya;

1688.  the profound power of intercessory prayer;

1689.  the honor of praying for the people involved in East Carolina Cursillo 87 and North Carolina Presbyterian Pligrimage 116;

1690.  the Peace Which Passes Understanding;

1691.  witnessing the sunrise as I sip coffee and listen to Blossom snore;

1692.  my Rowdy-Music -for-Creating Playlist;

1693.  that it’s been 300 days since I said goodbye to Mari;

1694.  The Men Who Built America series on the History Channel;

1695.  learning the JP Morgan’s home was the first in The World to be lit with electricity (LOVE learning!);

1696.  waking to a beautiFULL picture text from Shalem pals;

1697.  wonderFULL Halloween pix on FB;

1698.  getting to hear one of my favorite blogger’s (Deb from Smitten Kitchen) voice on NPR;

1699.  the honor of bearing witness;

1670.  following the ongoing healing of Ninja Amy;

1701.  a fun road trip with Tom to retrieve his Streetrod from ‘doctor’ Jimmy Taylor;

1702.  getting to watch Jimmy take five minutes to fix a broken connection on my own car in  that would’ve taken most other people hours;

1703. the comfort of having a fire even/especially when I don’t need it;

1704.  accomplishing Just Enough;

1705.  a great road trip with Glo;

1706.  the delight of a mini high school reunion;

1707.  classmate Steve Centore’s experience as a 9/11 first responder – especially after life-threatening illness resulted (please read his book and spread the word!);

1708.  immense gratitude;

What made you say wOw! this week?

6 thoughts on “1667 – 1708 in a year of 2012 wOws!

  1. Having to drive away from a wonderful weekend at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School (at which I turned my first wooden bowl (: I love learning, too and was reminded what it is like to be an ignorant student needing a patient, compassionate teacher), learning that you can’t really run away from anywhere or anything, and finally being reminded that the ego will play every trick in the book to try to distract you from fully connecting with your higher self.

  2. Mary Louise, ahhhhhhhhhhh the joys of JC Campbell. i’m SO glad you were there ~ sharing YOUR gifts and spirit with THEM. yep, gotta love that ego/higher self dance, eh? 😉

    Glo, was grand, indeed! (thanks, again…)

    Mary Ann, what a PERFECT question! 19,630 days. thanks and MUCH LOVE for that one…

  3. My WOW was church this morning…..we celebrated All Saints Day and it is the second service I have attended in my life (the first was MidNight Mass 6 years ago) where I really felt I was in Heaven or Heaven was on earth.

    And I’m going to get Steve’s book for both of my children who are EMTs!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  4. My great nephew, Lucas using my magnifing glass to find a clue at the bottom of my couch. He said it read “I love you, Aunt Linda “. I’ll never see that Natuzzi tag again. It will always be a clue!

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