Are you interested in living “31 Amazing Days” throughout the month of October? My last post, “Where Did the Epic Go?” chronicled the sudden change of direction we took when we stopped traveling the country at the end of the summer and settled down for Steve’s first 13-week traveling PT position. Those amazing three month of adventure and meeting a lot of awesome people were replaced with mundane and “normal”.
The same thing happened to Adam and Christine Jeske. I stumbled upon their story today. They are the authors of a new book called “This Ordinary Adventure: Settling Down Without Settling.” Their tagline on their Facebook page is “I’m Determined to Live a Life That Doesn’t Suck.” After my “Where Did the Epic Go?” post, their story really caught my attention.
Here’s a summary of their book:
They started out living the dream. They promised themselves and each other that every day would be an amazing day. They even stuck that phrase–”Amazing Days”–on their refrigerator, like Martin Luther pounding his conviction into a door and launching the next great era of the church.
“Ready or not,” they told the world, “here we come.”
They traveled the planet, doing missions and community development work in Latin America, China, and Africa. Then they went back home–to the land of shopping malls and manicured lawns. And they wondered what had become of their amazing days.
In This Ordinary Adventure Adam and Christine Jeske mine their experience, from riding motorcycles in Africa to dicing celery in Wisconsin, in search of a God who is always present and who is charging every moment with potential. Read along and you’ll see your life–your ruts and routines, your frustrations and exhilarations–through different eyes, maybe for the first time. You’ll discover the amazing things God is doing in the shadows of even the most ordinary day.
So, I’m taking their challenge.
I’m dedicating the next 31 days to living amazing days amidst the mundane. I’m going to brainstorm small things that I can do each day to make it amazing. Here’s my list so far:
- Pick up litter on a walk with Elijah
- Send handwritten greeting cards to friends
- Watch a sunset
- Have a picnic in the living room
- Build a blanket fort with Elijah like I did when I was a kid
- Take flowers to the lady who does story time at the library
- No internet or TV for 24 hours
What do you think? Do you want to join together and live 31 amazing days throughout October doing little things to help you feel alive?
You can go to Adam and Christine’s Facebook page and join in their adventure. I’m not trying to rip off their idea; I’m just joining in on the fun. If you decide to join as well, please leave a comment below, so I can follow your amazing 31 days. If you have any other idea of ways I can experience amazing moments, please feel free to offer then up as well.