lime donuts

What is an adventure?

An adventure is a little trip that twists unexpectedly, making life more intriguing or educational than just staying home.

It’s like heading to Hinckley because someone on Craigslist wants to buy your antique chair.  Along the way, you run into tangled traffic and a surprising amount of snow.  And when you are almost there, the chair customer calls and says she is not interested after all.

So, the tears and loud expressions of regret you yell aloud in an empty car make you realize that you are still pretty rough around the edges and God has more work to do on you.

Life is an adventure that is filled with mini adventures.  Just when you think you are going to the store for potatoes, you run out of gas and meet an angel on County Road #1. And when you arrive home without the forgotten potatoes, you are faced with the truth you should have known all along:  everyone wanted pancakes, anyway.

An adventure is a journey of corners. As you peek around each one, you may find a nest of  naked, newborn field mice, or a key lime donut with chocolate sprinkles.  You never know. A true adventure is usually not 100% bad or 100% good – it’s a little of both.

Unplanned, unexpected and possibly unwelcome, an adventure makes you richer because, after all the field mice and donuts, you have a true and unique story to tell.

 

© Lisa M. Luciano

1. This came into my brain at 3:00 a.m. this morning when I awoke, being bothered by my 3-day-old bee sting.

2. My apologies for using the words mice & donuts in the same sentence.

3. I’m going back to bed now.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “{ What is an Adventure? }

  1. I actually saved this one in my emails to read again because I loved it so much! The phrase our daughter and son-in-law have given to our grandson is “your adventure awaits!” Loved your take on it! From the grand to the miniscule. All adventure. One of my favorite quotes is by Helen Keller, “Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” 🙂

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