Let's live a good story.
The hubs and I have been "home" from Korea for almost 3 years, crazy right? Sometimes I wake up in the morning and open my eyes expecting to see my Korean home, other times our Korean adventure feels like a million years ago.
Those four years--living overseas, working in another cultural context, learning a new language, taking public transportation everywhere, all of the new foods and sights (and smells!), all of the wonderful people and incredible experiences--I count those four years as a grand adventure.
Now, my life looks very different. I commute to work (often in traffic), I cook meals, I fight with my husband (#keepingitreal), I take care of my house, I hang out with friends and family, I participate in ministry... I do life, like everyone else. And, as I think about it, I did all those same things when we lived in Korea, but it felt so much cooler because I was in Korea!
The thing that I'm beginning to realize almost 3 years later, is that I can still live a good story even though my life no longer feels like "a grand adventure". I can still live a good story in the small details, in the hard work, in the everyday routines. I can still choose to serve and love God, to care for others, to work honorably, to do life one faithful moment at a time. And in those moment by moment choices, I can living a meaningful and purposeful life. I can live a good story, I just have to choose to.
We need each other to spur one another on in the fight for a good story. In the midst of the dishes, diapers, traffic, sickness, pain, celebrations, and multitude of ups and downs--we need reminders to live a good story. I created this printable to help me remember, perhaps it will be helpful for you too. Let's live a good story, shall we?