Monday, March 14, 2011

Where Would You Go?

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?

But, you might say, I can’t spend a week anywhere—there are the kids,  the house, the significant other, school, job, yard work, etc., etc. But let’s suspend belief for just a little while and pretend nothing stood in your way. Pick an age you’d like to be and decide where you’d like to go.

Would it be a tropical island, a snow-covered peak, a spa, a safari? Where? And what would you do when you got there? Would being alone and resting be enough? Maybe you’d read (oh, yes), enjoy someone else doing the cooking and housekeeping, listen to the music you like, go to bed and get up whatever time you choose.

Would you want to do things you’d never done, never had the nerve to undertake before? Maybe bungee jump (now wouldn’t that be something to behold), climb a rock mountain then rappel down said mountain, take pictures, learn a foreign language.

If I could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would I go? I’d be on a Gulf Coast or lower Atlantic beach. I’d be the age of the girl standing on the beach on the lower left of this blog and probably be doing what she appears to be doing—soaking in all God’s splendor and beauty He placed at the seashore. And, yes, I would read book after book after book while there for my dream week.

            “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” –Helen Keller

All of us aren’t daring. Many won’t ever take small risks. But in real-time life, let’s don’t overlook the adventures we could experience. We could live our days like they were our last chances to spread our wings and do things we’d never done before, to paraphrase an old song. Here’s hoping whatever we choose to accomplish with our lives, we do it with a sense of joy and integrity. Can we allow ourselves to dream? Can we enjoy our lives without a few dreams, whether filled or unfulfilled?

            Have you dared to dream lately?

Till next time ... keep on smiling.

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