Security is mostly a superstition…Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing- Helen Keller
Flying has indeed supplied extraordinary adventures. There have been many other “adventures” as well this year. Whether your adventure be flying, golfing or stamp collecting, the film, “Up,” encourages us to remember the simpler adventures. Remaining loyal to family and friends, spending time with others, counting our blessings, and attempting to leave a legacy to the next generation all contribute to a rewarding life. Watching our grandsons’ faces light up while working with play dough or flying paper airplanes are but a few of the Really Great Things. “Adventure is not all it’s cracked up to be,” says Russell, the character in the movie, “Sometimes I like the boring stuff of eating ice cream cones and counting the red and blue cars, too.”.
These are anchors that hold fast in an uncertain world but the strongest is within the message of Christmas itself. Immanuel, “God with us”. He is still with us and that knowledge should give us all strength and encouragement. Even when we step into the unknown.
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
And you take the first step into the darkness of the unknown
You must believe that one of two things will happen
There will be something solid for you to stand upon
or you will be taught to fly.
– Patrick Overton
Best wishes to you during this Holiday Season. May your New Year be full of adventures, both exhilarating and “ordinary”.