These reminders are good. They don't let me forget my immense fortune, nor my duty to share the blessings I've received. However, they also don't let me forget the incredible adventures that I'm not partaking in right now, and the big problems I'm not really doing much to help solve, which can get a little depressing.
The more I think about it though, the more I recognize that, although I think I am called in some way to make more intentionally good use of my life and my blessings, and although I know that there is so much in the world that I have yet to experience and learn, being in the place I'm in right now isn't so bad or wrong. I'm learning things, I'm doing good things, however small, and I'm having little adventures every day. It's unfair and unwise to discount these little things! And I think that if I truly am meant to go beyond my current state, I need to start by appreciating the present.
So that's why I'm writing again! I'm hoping that this will help me to both recognize and appreciate the opportunities I'm afforded to enjoy my life and to help someone else enjoy theirs... because both writing and sharing things just seems to make them a little more real. Maybe I'll also reach someone else who's sitting around reading blogs all day, waiting for the big adventure to come!
"When you write things down, they sometimes take you places you hadn't planned." - Melanie Benjamin