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Is the spirit of adventure only for the young? Or only for those who can escape the daily grind and look for a mountaintop in Katmandu? Or only for those who have great talent or great luck?

Or is there a way to recapture the spirit of adventure right where we are? Is there a way to revive those deeper dreams and longings even in the everyday, even in the midst of responsibilities, even when I feel bogged down and stressed out?

G. K. Chesterton suggests that one doorway to adventure is—surprisingly—inconvenience:

 “An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.”

Now you have to stop and think about that one, don’t you?

The point is, you always have a choice: you can either be the indentured servant of whatever is happens…or you can embrace and engage whatever happens in the spirit of challenge, the spirit of exploration, the spirit of adventure.

You can decide: today, no matter what happens, I will serve the spirit of adventure—the adventure of being human, the adventure of being a unique person, the adventure of just being alive.