This week I’ve been thinking about adventures. As kids we’re all encouraged to read and dream and be imaginative. But as adults we’re encouraged to be professional, poised, successful, and dare I say it, boring? What is the deal here? Why are we encouraging our children to be creative and imaginative if we don’t use it as adults (and therefore they won’t either)?
Well I’ve had enough. It’s time for us adults to put down those straight faces and grab up a favorite children’s book or fiction book and do a little dreaming. What would your life look like with a little more fun? What would happen in that job you dislike, relationship that stresses you out, and life that is constantly pursuing one goal after another?
What if, just suppose, you got passionate about your life, did something creative, had a fun hobby or decided to live your life fulfilling a dream? Hmm? What if you tried it, just for one day. What if you went to work with the attitude that you never knew what could come around the corner, that each new customer or client was an opportunity to do something different and make a difference in the life of another person? What if you went out with your partner to the food store and rather than bickering about what to and not to buy, you people watched or reminisced about the fun things you did together? What if you stopped and took a day off from constantly pursuing that next dollar or goal, and instead went fishing or spent the day in your craft room?
What can you do to make your life come alive? Your life is what you choose to make it, and if you choose to live a boring, constant, uninteresting life, go for it. But I am confident that there is something better out there for you, no matter what hole you’ve fallen into, path you’ve traveled down or decisions you’ve made in the past.
I choose to live my life as a new adventure each day, what adventures will you have this summer?