You know that moment when you realize you could live in a bubble your whole life (the pandemic has certainly conditioned many of us) and life would be much easier yet doing so would also make it so much less of an adventure?

I have no use for chaos or drama but adventure???? That’s another story altogether. I can find adventure anywhere, even here in my house with my cat. At 15½ she usually just lays around sleeping putting dents in my couch and chair pillows on a regular basis. Removing cat hair has become a well-developed skill and one I never thought I would become so proficient in.  I speak of skills we don’t even know we have and yet this one never crossed my mind. It follows the daily adventure of discovering all the areas where Ariana was sleeping over-night – just follow the dented pillows and the big patches of black fur and another adventure was had by all….

However, now as the weather warms, and friends have had their shots, three of us will be meeting next week to look at how the three of us can support each other’s businesses from planning through implementation. This is definitely a whole new adventure after a year of Zoom meetings only – sometimes 7-8 hrs. in a day going from client to client and/or meeting to meeting.  Actually, seeing someone face-face, even if outdoors, is an adventure I am so looking forward to.

With all that is happening, small groups are still the largest we are advised to be a part of. Sounds great to me. I see laughter, humor, faith, friendship, love, and self-accepted challenges happening for days. Like all adventures, this experience can bring growth in ways we never anticipated. It is the unexpected, the wide-open mind, and the willingness to be fully seen that can change everything if we allow it.

My prayer for you this week is that your mind, your heart, and your soul are wide open to whatever adventure this week holds for you.

Frequently the best part, the most freeing part, are those elements you never would have anticipated and therefore could never protect yourself from or prepare yourself for – other than being wide open knowing that life always happens FOR us not to us and only by jumping in fully do we get to experience an adventure we never knew was coming.

Go for it.


About Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.