Create Adventure Smack Dab in the Middle of Everyday Life


Choosing to see the new, good, and beauty in life brings a child-like wonder, a sense of adventure, and exuberance to life.
A daughter, son, and dad pile out of their car and walk toward the water spouts at a local park.
The girl and boy clutch towels to their chests, their eyes bright and their walk brisk hardly able to hold back their excitement as they rush to the water.
Perhaps you recall a time when you were young and felt excitement over a “first” such as the first days of summer at the community pool’s opening.
You might have experienced the familiar smell of chlorine, sounds of little feet padding through the wading pool, and the whoops and hollers of people splashing and dunking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         When young, new signposts mark our days.
We celebrate this first and that first –births, graduations, and marriages.
The longer we live, fewer markers of “firsts” happen and then, we can be tempted to become complacent and slip into the doldrums.
It takes discipline to train our minds to see with God’s eyes and to remember to reach up and look up.

It behooves us to practice noticing a “first,” something new or different, or seek a reason for gratitude within any given moment.

When we become self-focused, we look with a narrow view.
We take things for granted and see “dull” – perhaps the word should be “DULL-drums?!”
A friend told me recently that he had allowed a good dose of “the blues” and “dull” to enter his attitude and layer his sight.
He certainly did NOT adopt a see-new-God view. Instead, he created a “poor-is-me” Charlie Brown Linus cloud that he let overcome him.
But God is good, don’t you know?
My friend said that at the peak of his “dulls,” out of the blue the song, “What a Wonderful World,” played in his mind.
He admitted he was so entrenched in his self-created gloom, that it took several more play-throughs before he “got” the message.
No surprise here, God often prompts and nudges us to come up to Him.
This song is a good reminder of the grandeur of God’s view and how His beauty appears in small everyday things.—if we see it His way.
We are reminded not to wait for life markers and “firsts,” but to create them.
It is our responsibility to choose joy,  look for the “new” or see things in a new way.
Consciously, we can create adventures smack dab in the middle of everyday life by adjusting our attitude and seeing the wonder of things through God’s eyes!
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”—Psalm 118:2. KJV.
“What A Wonderful World”
“I see trees of green
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
“I see skies of blue
And clouds of white
The bright blessed day
The dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
“The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying
“I love you”
“I hear babies cry
I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more
Than I’ll never know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
“Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world
“Oh yeah”
May this day be a glorious day as you seek to see things through the sight of the Lord!
NanaSays.Com| 2022
* Song credit
“What a Wonderful World,” Bob Thiele (as “George Douglas”) and George David Weiss. United Recording, Nevada, 1967.

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