We’re back for part two……..
The other day I went jet boating for the first time, on the Dart River in New Zealand (just out of the adventure capital Queenstown). I don’t consider myself an adrenaline junky, but I was keen to see them do some tricks but also a little nervous about if I’d like it. I LOVED IT! Especially the 360’s. It’s amazing how they can seemingly fly over the riverbed, with sometimes as little as 4 inches of water beneath the boat.
When I got back, I penned a Trip Advisor review (seems I’m addicted to those badges 😉) of our trip and praised them for the perfect mix of adventure, sightseeing and Lord of the Rings talk. After this, I did a tour through the ‘terrible’ reviews the company had received on this platform. I had to chuckle as people complained about the strangest things. My favourite, that by going to fast they ruined the view (it is beautiful country) and that the 360’s where childish.
Seems I’m childish, but in our last 360- I actually jumped off my seat by about a foot and thudded down and got sprayed by a mass of water. All the time, smiling like a childish fool (I’ll wear that as a badge of honour I think), loving it and disappointed it was over.
But this review got me thinking. If we don’t know the purpose of something (eg an jet boat ride in an adventure capital is guaranteed to spin) then we set ourselves up to be disappointed, disillusioned and in disputes with the intention of a great thing.
Over the coming weeks, I’m going to be doing a series ‘Armoured Up!’I hope you’ll join me for this journey. It might not have 360’s or jet boats and there certainly won’t be snow capped mountains in summer in the back ground but I hope it will be memorable- just like the little jet boat ride!
Until next week
Live life fun and make sweet memories
Happy Pondering x
I’m going on an adventure! (Enter little excited hobbit here). Well, 2017 is here and what better way to kick it off than with an adventure. My sister and I are currently in New Zealand (I’m sure we’ll visit some Lord of the Rings spots). You can follow our travel reviews at trip advisor just look for Sozo Sisters.
But on a more serious note- I’ve got an adventure I’m going to take this year. Plans are afoot! And I hope you’ll join me in heading out into 2017 with a light step, light heart and joyful smile (after all we dumped all the stuff that isn’t for year. Read ‘Drop It’ here if you’re not across this thinking thought https://sozotalk.wordpress.com/2016/12/08/drop-it/ ). Whilst we don’t know what’s ahead, we can choose now to be a responder and not a reactor this year. As the good, the bad, the fabulous and the grrr moments come at you- from across the horizon of two17; position yourself to respond and respond well. Don’t let fear, anger, doubt or confusion steal the moment when stress comes. Rather, than react from a place of powerlessness, respond from a place of secured identity and confidence. After all, stuff happens to us all- but it’s how we respond to it that reflects who we are and more important who were becoming.
I’m reminded that I’m make in His (God’s) image (Gen 1:27) and being transformed from glory to glory (2 Cor 3:18). The best in our lives and character is yet to come if we keep remaining close to God.
It’s a journey, an adventure and I’m excited to see what unfolds over our next trip round the sun on this little blue ball.
Until next week, stay firmly planted in the awesomely amazing knowledge that God thinks you’re awesome, and He’s positioned for a year of great adventure like none you’ve known.
Happy pondering xx