“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.’ – Gandalf
I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!” – Bilbo
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Maggie has been reading “The Hobbit” lately. I went in search of a good quote and this exchange stuck out as a key part of the narrative.
Bilbo lives in comfort. He has set himself and his home up for a life without problems.
But it is only when he goes out in search of adventure that he is able to change the world.
JRR Tolkien did a great job of making an important point in this series of books:
Even the smallest person can change the world if he is pure of heart if that person has the courage to step out of his comfort zone.
You may feel small and insignificant.
You may have a home and life set up for comfort.
You may look at an adventure as a nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable thing that may make you late for dinner.
Only when you have the courage to step out of your comfort zone do you begin to change the world.
Major important point – you were created to make a difference in this world, don’t get so comfortable you miss out on it.
Make it a great day.