At some point in your life you'll began to question what is next, what new adventure awaits you.
You'll turn to instagram, pinterest, or books, to help you dream up your next “winkle” -Alan Watts (dream). You'll consider yourself content in the life you lead but really you'll be longing for the future, waiting for a change in the stuffy rhythm of life.
Mark Twain once said “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do then by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor, Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Since I heard that quote I have tried to do all the things important to me, I have tried to be ready to adventure whenever the time arises. Isn't it so true, that you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do then by the ones you did. When have you ever found disappointment in yourself for going out of your comfort zone. As the quote so eloquently expresses, “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd.
I think there two sides to life, one side is being brave and following what Mark Twain encouraged, but there is another side when outside circumstances out of ones control keep them stuck in the stuffy rhythm of life, the day to day things, so they are unable to step into the new adventure.
Let me tell you a story. There is this guy, we will call him Jerry. Jerry always wanted to do something great, something exciting and totally fulfilling with his life. He didn't know what but he traveled around looking for that "something" then he was offered a job, mowing at Stonehenge.
You may think Jerry felt incomplete, but no he wasn't disappointed, in fact he felt satisfied, complete, and happy, this wasn't the "thrilling job" Jerry was hoping for, but without knowing it, this was the simple yet fulfilling job and life he wanted.
We may not all be the "searching for a job Jerry" and even though our good pal Jerry is fabricated, he is also a part of everyone of us. Why? Because most of the time we are going to be searching for a new adventure and the only way to find what we are looking for is to see the simple things as an opportunity to feel fulfilled.
You have to be brave and put yourself out there or you remain stuck. Jerry did put himself out there but instead of finding what he thought would be the grand adventure, he found contentment in the simple. Put yourself out there and be willing to see the big as well as the small adventures as both could fulfill your heart.
So, what do we do now, keep looking out for the small things and thank Jerry for showing us that there is a reason for everything... here's to you Jerry, keep on mowing Stonehenge.