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Discovering Awestruck, Our Wow Moments

 
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I asked Pinterest that question and here are some suggestions:







 
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AWE

Is as simple as watching a sunset over the ocean:


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Or gazing at the milky way:


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Or starring into the eyes of newborn babies:


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An amazing TED talk I recently saw on the subject of awe, among other things:
 
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I happened across the 'AWW' forum on Reddit that reminded me of this thread, thought i would share a link to it....

    https://www.reddit.com/r/aww/

A couple of good ones:

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   https://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/vggych/baby_duck_falling_asleep/
 
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Aww - two of our rescue kittens who love to snuggle together (the one facing the camera is blind).

Awe - soooo much bigger - that's a God/universe thing!
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Heather, Pete, and Jane

Thanks for sharing.  

Since we took in the feral kitten we have been having lots of awe moments.

I had forgotten how much fun kittens are, especially when we have a dog to teach to be nice.

And I forgot about the purr ... today it was purring so loud I had to look to see if the kitten was really making that noise.

This is not our cat though it looks similar to the first three pictures:


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Cats are precious when they are asleep:


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Definite aww factor!

We adopted two feral special-needs kittens last year, then another two a couple of months later.  They make life interesting!  One is blind, one is lame, one is painfully shy and the other arrived malnourished and with a load of medical issues. All are healthy happy very mischeivous cats now!

Adopting so many so close together maybe wasn't the best idea, as they haven't adjusted to living in a house like they're a special furry human the way a single kitten does. Instead, they think we are big weird hairless cats and so treat us like they do each other - plenty of biting, scratching, and rough-and-tumble as well as cuddles.

Two have the loudest purrs I've ever heard, the shyest one purrs in a whisper.
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Some of today's suggestions for "Wowing":


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What are some of your wow moments?
 
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Some awe moments for today!


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We could climb up to the top of a mountain peak to get our wow moment.  Though if we are looking we can find awe in everday moments.


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Some everyday moments:


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I had a Wow moment a couple of months ago that inspired me to write a poem. It seems you have already included some pictures to illustrate it. Here are the opening stanzas, which I believe fit in here:



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Have you ever seen a sunset
Overtake the sky so blue,
That made you simply stand in awe
And revel in its hue?

Have you ever seen a waterfall
In perfect flowing form
From whose awe-inspiring majesty
Your gaze cannot be torn?

Have you ever seen a starry sky
Sparkle so clear and true?
If you've seen these then you know how I feel
When I lay my eyes on you...
 
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I so dearly love when 'Awww' and 'AWE' come together...
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What is the meaning of awe? What makes something awe-inspiring?

Is it the feeling of being in the presence of something that transcends the understanding of the world?

Does awe make us feel small and stops us in our tracks?

Does it make us look outside of ourselves and put us in our place?


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How to find your Wow moment?

The great outdoors has stunning views and can affect our well-being when spending time in nature.

Music, movies, and books can inspire and be a wow moment.

Precious moments can inspire a wow moment.

Finding local places can also wow some folks.  A walk in the park, a visit to an art gallery,  or just taking the time to look at a sunrise or looking up at the stars.


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Jack Frost left this on my windshield this past winter.....I've never seen anything like it and was completely awestruck.  
Pics really don't do the feathering and symmetry justice, was hard to get a good shot.

Mother Nature is quite the artist.



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