Looking at various “m” words, I ultimately landed on marvelous as our CurlyRed word of the month for March.
Besides meaning “causing great wonder” and “extraordinary,” it's also this delightfully old-fashioned word that should be used more often (outside of hilarious comedies set in the 60s or in a comic-book-turned-movie universe). Perhaps when folks ask me how I am, I should start replying with “marvelous,” just to see their reaction.
Stopping to wonder at something is a muscle that needs to worked. Children seem to wonder so easily—and yet—for the rest of us, how easy is it to go through life without a sense of wonder?
Stop to think about even our own bodies. As it says in Ps. 139: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” The very breath keeping us alive is something at which to marvel.
How much better would our lives be if we could continue to stay open, stay curious and wonder at the miracles happening all around us? That would be, quite marvelous indeed.
Custom word illustration by CurlyRed junior designer Olivia Weeks