“When it gets hard, turn to wonder.”*


Along the path,

obstacles will arise,

twists and turns will appear,

clouds will materialize.


When they do,

notice the wonder of it all:

your heart is beating,

your lungs are breathing,

your mind is at work.


Wonder at the fact

of your uniqueness,

of the varieties of people around you,

of your ability to imagine, plan and create.


Wonder what this difficulty

will draw out of you,

how it will force you to be resourceful,

and make you stronger.


Turn to wonder.


*(a touchstone used by facilitators formed by

The Center for Courage and Renewal