When you open yourself up for adventure, good stories usually follow.

I'm finding out that having a life full of good stories and adventures isn't just a matter of luck or being in the right place when opportunities come up, it's more about being willing to embrace little surprises with curiosity, openness, and creativity.

Do this and the smallest everyday activities will turn into some pretty wild times. Do this often enough, and you'll start to find yourself in the path of even bigger adventures that take you to far away places and bucket list quests.

Then when you've done that often enough you'll find that those were great, but the biggest adventures were the ones you've found in relationships built along the way, or in the ones you've had all along, or in the beauty of ordinary things in a God-given life.

Philippe Lazaroideal, ideal1