Wisdom Begins in Wonder ~Socrates

I wonder if my repeated dreams about failing high school English class mean something (I didn’t fail it by the way).  I wonder how we can have a whole basket full of unmatched socks.  I wonder why the time of day with the slowest traffic is called rush hour (OK…I stole that wonder from a website, but now that I think about it, I do wonder why that is so).

“I hope you never lose your sense of wonder”

lyrics from “I Hope You Dance” written by Mark Sanders and Tia Sillers

I sometimes think I’ve lost my sense of wonder.  The busy-ness of day-to-day life crowds my thoughts and most of the time I feel more like a wanderer versus a wonderer.  Thankfully, I have four boys who remind me daily what it’s like to be curious and wonder.  I’m also thankful for websites like Wonderopolis where I’m encouraged to explore, imagine, learn, and grow!

What do you wonder about?

I recently asked some students to show me their best wonder face.  I then introduced them to Wonderopolis and explained how to earn the Wonderific Certified Wonderer Badge.  Not even a week later, the same students are asking if there is an Expert Wonderer Badge and how they can earn it.  I wonder what other great ideas these kids have.

I wonder if anyone will read this blog post.  If you do, would you mind leaving a comment below?  What makes you wonder?  Maybe head to Wonderopolis and post something new you learned after reading a wonder.

3 thoughts on “Wisdom Begins in Wonder ~Socrates

  1. Hi Lynn – I just wanted to let you know that I read your blog. I wonder how I can have any trees left in my yard when I have to pick up so many sticks and branches every week. Thanks, Jerry

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