There are many quotes on life, I have come to realize.

After all, John Lennon once penned that “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

And Forrest Gump’s Mama always said “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”

Bob Marley asked if we were satisfied with the life we were living.

George Bernard Shaw wrote “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

I have a cloth bag that proudly says “Life is my favorite adventure” which mirrors one of the final lines in the movie Hook…. “To live, to live would be an awfully big adventure.”

My life certainly hasn’t happened the way I planned it to be, but what happened when I was making those plans. I never know what life’s going to give me, but I am satisfied, so far, with how my life has turned out. There are some moments, certainly, where I wish for more, but who doesn’t? For the most part, I am satisfied with my life. I am happy with the person I am creating myself to be, the awfully big adventure I am on. I absolutely love the adventures I create in my imagination, the ones that go on to become parts of my Portals Series. And since I try to find the magic in each day, life will always be an adventure to me.

This morning, thunderstorms blew through my little swath of the Midwest, right in time for church, where it seemed as though everything that could go wrong went wrong with the sound system. Our usual techs, two high school students, were out of town, so we had our second string in who were not as familiar with the systems. Microphones didn’t work, the livestream audio kept cutting in and out, but yet, our church service went on. Life, as it seemed, continued to move as it always does.

Even on the hard days, the rainy days, the days where nothing seems to go right, we can find a way to carry on. We open our umbrellas and set out anyway. We try different ways of doing something because it’s not working the way we usually do it. We push on, trying to find the magic, trying to write our stories because, well, it’s how life goes on.

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend in the United States. It’s a time of remembrance of those who have passed on, especially those who have died in service for the country. But we also celebrate the lives of those who have passed on in our own lives. How people choose to celebrate is up to them. But celebrations of lives lost and memories made often happen this weekend, as it did in our little church today as we celebrated the six members of the church who passed on in the past year.

We could have celebrated in grief. After all, we’re remembering those who have died. But instead, we pushed on with joy and happiness. We celebrated what they meant to us in and how we can continue to honor their memories. We are hopeful of their legacies, just as we are hopeful of the lives that continue for the rest of us.

After all, life is an awfully big adventure!

Write your own story. Stay magical. Enjoy the moments and find something to celebrate, my dear readers!

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