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The Couch Potato’s Guide to Adventure

Michelangelo's David (Circa 2010)

Michelangelo's David (Circa 2010)

Dear Friend,

I get asked all the time about my family’s high adventure lifestyle.

I’m being interviewed right now by life360.com for a feature piece, and they want to know all about it.

When I hear this sometimes I feel like looking behind me to see who these people are talking to.

Yeah, I guess, compared to a lot of people, we do live an unusual life of adventure.  It’s a life built around what we want to do instead of what we have to do.

But I always get a chuckle when people apparently suppose that we spend much of our time running zip lines and bungy-jumping or something.

I think that, by imagining that a creative lifestyle must involve all sorts of high adventure and possibly physically risky behavior, there’s the perfect excuse not to do anything with your own life.

By making our lifestyle seem really exciting, it also seems out of reach to those of us who are not adrenalin junkies.  Or who think that we’re too old to make a change in our life.

So let me set something straight.

Living a creative family lifestyle means living your life your way.

That’s it.

If that means eating bon-bons and watching soaps all day, then that’s how you need to live.

You aren’t being compared to some ideal standard by the world.  And even if you are, who cares?  It’s your life and your happiness.

This is about you.

Now, I am not saying that I approve of what has happened to good ol’ David’s body these days (see image above), but if he’s happy, who am I to say anything. 😉

And that’s just it.  This is about you being happy.  Not about you looking happy.

Can you handle a life like that?  Are you ready to be happy?

If you are, then you are in the right place.  Stick with me, and I will do my darnedest to help you get there.

Talk to you soon,

Hugh

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  • Christopher Kabamba March 2, 2010, 5:27 pm

    Yes, it is about being happy. I like to say that “it is about dancing”. That’s all we should care…dancing.

    We don’t have to like the tune the next person is dancing to. As long as they are dancing… it is Ok.

    In fact, even if they are not dancing because they have consciously chosen Not to, that is still fine. That is what this is all about.

  • Christopher Kabamba March 2, 2010, 12:27 pm

    Yes, it is about being happy. I like to say that “it is about dancing”. That’s all we should care…dancing.

    We don’t have to like the tune the next person is dancing to. As long as they are dancing… it is Ok.

    In fact, even if they are not dancing because they have consciously chosen Not to, that is still fine. That is what this is all about.

  • Matthew Robert Hendricks March 15, 2010, 3:25 am

    I think your views are great. They give me the courage to speak to you about my own views.
    I think that Jesus Christ came to earth for us to love and believe in. I believe I am being called to a life of devotion to God.
    I try not to be narrow minded about it but I fear I have become that way as time has passed.
    I attempt to steer myself away from individuals I believe are sinners. The hypocritical thing is that at times my life is still overflowing with sin.
    I engaged two weeks ago on a popular fasting method called the Daniel Fast. It is a great way to eat healthy and feel good about your spiritual life.
    I find it seismically interesting that I started most sentences with I. Thanks for reading and listening 🙂

  • Matthew Robert Hendricks March 14, 2010, 10:25 pm

    I think your views are great. They give me the courage to speak to you about my own views.
    I think that Jesus Christ came to earth for us to love and believe in. I believe I am being called to a life of devotion to God.
    I try not to be narrow minded about it but I fear I have become that way as time has passed.
    I attempt to steer myself away from individuals I believe are sinners. The hypocritical thing is that at times my life is still overflowing with sin.
    I engaged two weeks ago on a popular fasting method called the Daniel Fast. It is a great way to eat healthy and feel good about your spiritual life.
    I find it seismically interesting that I started most sentences with I. Thanks for reading and listening 🙂

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