Wednesday Wonders

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As a part of my 2016 blog revision, I’m starting a new small weekly post I’m calling ‘Wednesday Wonders.’

One of my favorite things about writing and other art forms is the way they open my eyes to the surprises around me in my everyday life. Many of these wonders will also be in my Instagram account since I discovered the joy of that program during an advent photo project.

I collect these surprises like little rocks in a kid’s pocket. I may use them in a story. I may not. Either way, life gets a little brighter when I take the time to notice.

This past week, I saw three things that surprised and amazed me. 

  • First, I went to Voodoo donuts in Portland, Oregon and found a maple bacon donut. I know many have heard of this, including my husband who asked for one, but I thought it was surprising. (And a little gross!)
  • Then, I noticed the donut shop’s pink box with elaborate cartoon drawings. That also surprised me and made me smile.
  • Finally, a lady I knew at church stopped to tell me she enjoyed my writing in the newspaper. As we talked, Delores told me that just before her 80th birthday, she decided to get a tattoo on her forearm. I loved the light in her eyes as she told me about her brother making sure she went somewhere reputable. She chose a pink flower instead of a white since the artist told her the white daisy wouldn’t show well. I’m so grateful she let me take a picture!

I’d love to know what surprised you this week. If you didn’t notice anything, keep your eyes open and a camera ready! Maybe you’ll find something for next week.

May you know a world of wonder,

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About the author: Karrie Zylstra Myton is a blogger, essayist, and aspiring author who writes for the wild joy it brings on the best days and the hard lessons she learns about life on the worst. After crafting stories in the ridiculously early morning hours, she chases her two sons, cuddles with cats, and laughs with her husband about how crazy life can get in middle age.

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