by Pauline Reneaux
Helen Keller once said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” This has always been one of my favorite quotes, but what struck me about it is this. Most people might ask how a lady who is blind can know about adventure. The real question we should be asking is how many of us have the gift of eyesight, but still can’t recognize adventure, even when it’s right in front of us. How many of us miss the glorious unfolding of the puzzle pieces of our life because we are too busy worrying or complaining? Many of us have lost a lot of money during this pandemic. It would be so easy to worry and complain, and rightfully so, but maybe this time is about having to take stock of our lives and go toward the adventure that God has been trying to lead us to all along. Maybe this is where we swing for the fence. After all, if we weren’t a little bit scared, if there wasn’t some margin of risk, could we even call it a “daring adventure?”
My daring adventure involves me using every ounce of creativity and talent that God has given me to embrace this glorious unfolding that is taking place in my life. Don’t I owe it to myself to swing for the fence? Don’t I owe it to my kids and grandkids?
- I am just a Mimi at the crossroads of life, assessing which path looks like it will bring about the greatest amount of adventure.
- I am ready to stand in the middle of the field of life and swing for the fence like my life depended on it!
- I am not enough for some, and yet to others, I am the world.
- I am surrounded by clutter and, yet, creative ideas and thoughts swirl around my brain so fast I find it hard to write it all or create it all. What is clutter to some, are the supplies I need to bring my creativity to life as it unfolds.
- I am not some people’s cup of tea, but I am that first cup of coffee in the wee hours of the morning to those that matter.
- I am who God created me to be and that is the key.
Find out who really, truly matters in your life. When you do, hold on to them like your first teddy bear. Love them with your heart and soul, sprinkling words of thanks, and affirmations over their lives, because you just never know when they, too, may feel like they aren’t enough. Maybe they, too, are trying to finish their own “I am ….” And, maybe, just maybe, you are meant to speak life into them at a time when they need it.
Life may be a bumpy journey at times, but I am grateful for every second on this earth that I am given. It is true, life unfolds in the most unusual ways at times. I pray you can embrace the good and the not so pleasant, swing for the fence whenever you get the chance, and let your life be a daring adventure as it unfolds.
Until next month…