Want to share an adventure?
“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.’
I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
We have all done this… said “no” to an adventure because it would get in the way of the daily routines we have created for ourselves. Some routines are good. They are also comfortable. And after a while, one of two things happen.
1) We settle into our daily activities and become a bit numb to the world around us. We have order in our life and things are predictable. Some of this is good. Of course. I have a number of routines I enjoy like reading in bed, cooking dinner, Saturday soccer games. However, sometimes we lose perspective and place importance on minor things that we feel are part of our routine; activities and habits that keep us from even small adventures.
2) We become restless. We wonder. We dream about a new hobby, travel experience or goals to achieve, 5k’s to run, and more. We think about what would happen if we tried something new, went somewhere new, started a new friendship. What if we volunteered and offered our time? What if we did something that changed someone’s life for good, even our own? What if?
If you are in the first group, just be sure you aren’t foregoing your full life potential of service and adventure just so that you can have dinner on time. And keep perspective on important things.
If you are in the second group… get started. Say “YES!” Enjoy your adventure. And tell us all about it.