Walking through the halls of the high school is an everyday occurrence. In fact, I’d even call it “mundane” and “boring.” Yet this day, something happened.
Together, my friend Noah and I were walking towards my locker, talking about the torture he goes through in his daily wrestling practice. when Noah noticed a post-it note on the wall. He picked in up and put it back down on the other side of the hall. It was nonchalant and if the story ended there, this would be rather dull.
See, it wasn’t the only post-it note. Nay, there were many of them. It was a trail.
We traced the trail back to the music wing when it stopped on the stairs. Eagerly, we searched high and low – in the orchestra hallway and down the stairs to the 1st floor looking for any sign of another note. No luck. So we headed back to the place where we first saw the notes – maybe there was something beyond.
We headed to another level of our school (I swear, we have like 14 floors) and at first, we thought it was the end. No more notes. No more fun. No more adventure.
That’s when the yellow note caught our eye. “There’s one!” and “there’s another one!” we cried excitedly as we chased the notes through the main hall. There was one stuck to the office door. We went inside. The last post-it note that we could find was in the office. There was nothing at the end telling us the purpose of the notes or even that it was the true end, but there were no more to be found.
This may seem like an odd story to you. You may think, “they were ecstatic over a post-it note trail?” Yes, we were. Why? Because it was an adventure. It was something out of the ordinary. It was something that was unknown. It was searching for something with a friend that is always a hoot to be around.
If you cannot look at the silly little things in life and find an adventure, you have no business dreaming about Paris and London. While you may still enjoy these cities, you will not find the brilliance that lays in wait behind the tourist attractions. If you cannot seek adventure everywhere, you shouldn’t yet seek it in the big and exciting places – for you simply wont know what to do with adventure when it presents itself.
It’s the concept of “to who has been faithful with little, more shall be given to him.” In order to enjoy life and to have an exciting life, you have to make it exciting. Adventures don’t just happen. Hundreds of kids probably walked by the same post-it notes. They aren’t writing about an adventure. Most likely, they’re complaining about how dull our small town is. Well darling, it’s only as dull as you make it. So make it brilliant.