I read this on Seth Godin’s blog this morning:
I stumbled on a great typo last night. “Staff in the lobby were wondering around…”
Wandering around is an aimless waste of time.
Wondering around, though, that sounds useful.
Wondering why this product is the way it is, wondering how you can make the lobby more welcoming, wondering if your best customers are happily sharing your ideas with others… So many things worth wondering about, so few people actually taking the time to do it.
Wondering around is the act of inquiring with generous spirit.
I love wondering around:
- Wondering about Christ’s love for me. (There’s a great Christmas carol about this. You can read the lyrics here.)
- Wondering about what I’m doing that reflects God’s love to others.
- Wondering how I could be so blessed with a fantastic wife, great kids, a vibrant church, health, and on and on.
- Wondering about these blessings—and so many more!—every day as I work on my 365/720/1095 challenge.
Seth was exactly right: wandering around is a waste, but wondering around is a great way to live.
Are you wondering or wandering today?