I have a new notebook I adore. The cover is a bicycle with flowers flying every which way from it’s basket – but the inside is the best. The pages are not white lined boring, they are blues, and purples, and pinks with flowers everywhere – I can hardly wait to write on each page.
Something so simple can bring such joy.
Life is our adventure – it won’t all be rosy, it will have it’s troubled times. But each morning is a chance. A chance to say ‘Hello, God, what adventure is today?’ Because even if there is only one adventurous moment – like a Caramel Frappuccino or an Oreo cookie white center first then the chocolate outsides – it’s still an adventure.
I have ‘happy things’ lining my window. When I write I see them as I gaze out. Each from someone who loved me enough to think of me when they saw it. Each reminding me of their love when I see them. They are life’s adventure too – people. Some will grace our life like a butterfly seeking the next perfect flower, some will weigh heavy. Each a part of the adventure making us who we are.
I have been guilty of living life to check things off the list, practical and efficient seemed to be part of my make-up. But I adored those I knew who lived more spontaneous. I think I’ve learned it’s ok to be both.
God has created each of us so uniquely. No one with our fingerprints, no one with even the exact same blood flowing through their veins, no one with the same spirit only He put there.
While we can’t live without a care, we can live caring. While everyday may not be sunny, we can shine His light. “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts” (2Corinthians 4:6 NIV)
I love the song ‘Touch the Sky’ by Hillsong. It describes the adventure of life while assigning perfect meaning to all the ups and downs. A few of my favorite lines from it are: “What fortune lies beyond the stars, Those dazzling heights too vast to climb….What treasure waits within Your scars, This gift of freedom gold can’t buy…Here is the link: https://youtu.be/y1RQciil7B0
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