As a teenager in the 80s, many things stick into your core— into your expanding nature, and your nurture—just as anyone teenager’s decade. But I never realized such a simple connection existed between terminology and its definition over the past 40 years.
While traveling (driving) around the Pacific Northwest area I listened to a LOT of podcasts. I would say close to 100 hours of incessant speaking. One topic—combined with reading— struck me as an ah-hah moment.
I ask you the question: Do you find awe in your days? Do you see the wonder in your day? Do your days just flow from beginning to end—morning to night— without much amazement in between? Do you experience awesome? Or as I like to hack my words—awesomeness?
Somewhere along my drive, or visiting school friends, I heard the word “awesome” and then realized the root of the word is “awe.” I never made the connection between the valley girls of the 80s and the amazement of awe. It just made sense all of a sudden. At 51 years old a lightning bolt struck. The state of awe is awesome.
Even if you already are well aware of this, be absolutely sure that every day you take some moments to realize the awe in your life. Life is (Spicolli) “Awesome, Totally Awesome.”
*** Nothing in this article is to be construed as financial advice. I am not a financial planner, nor do I pretend to be. You should always consult your own professional when seeking advice. This post is not a piece of literary mastery, just a random thought I had.