Does Your Holiday Fill You With Wonder?

The end of the year is filled with all sorts of holidays. Whatever holiday you celebrate, does it fill you with wonder?

Having a sense of wonder is, well, wonderful. To look around you and be filled with a sense of awe is a feeling like no other.

And yet, the older we get, the harder it is to maintain that sense of grandeur, or awesomeness. It might be a function of age, or perhaps experience. It might have something to do with how busy we are, or how tired we may get.

Whatever the reason may be, it is typical for awe to decrease as we get older. Our sense of wonder can be harder to tap into.

But we still try, and sometimes we are even successful.

Do you find yourself filled with awe, when celebrating your religious or secular holiday? Or do you find yourself jaded? Or something in between?

Related questions: What do you find awe-inducing? How can we maintain wonder? What is your favorite holiday memory? What does the holiday mean to you?

2 thoughts on “Does Your Holiday Fill You With Wonder?”

  1. For familial and cultural reasons, I celebrate Christmas. As an atheist, the religious aspect of the holiday is lost on me. Rebecca and I don’t have children, and my nieces are all grown up. And so, the wonder of Santa Claus has long passed.

    That said, I do enjoy Christmas. Rebecca and I have some traditions we’ve formed (e.g., a dinner of African Peanut Soup). And we do exchange gifts–which I love, love, love.

    But do I experience the wonder of my holiday? Nope.

  2. I find Christmas traditions are a nice break from the routines of all year, especially just before the new year begins. And the spirit of giving is rather wonderous.

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