By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

In just a few hours, I'll be hooked up to a monitor and speeding down a treadmill.
A Cardiologist will be in attendance and a series of "heart-racing" tests will be performed.
LIttle threaded colored cords like miniature jumper cables will pass between my heart and the screen monitor, and a "telling" language of my heart's condition will be translated onto it.
The whole thing is fascinating!
I'll walk, run, and probably do jumping jacks in-between ... I don't know.
 I've not been down this treadmill before so I expect I'll learn a great deal.
My curiousity has already reached epidemic proportions and I'm only just writing about it. I expect when it's all said and done that the Cardiologist will have probably answered more questions than he cared to think about and listened to comments that will make him chuckle through the day. But when it's all said and done, I expect to come out satisfied and gratified with a new and experiental education about the heart and its fascinating rhythms, pumpings, and workings attending.
An insatiable love for learning, plus curiosity, provokes an incurably remarkable experience of the greatest and most lasting kind in me.
Everything in life is viewed as a "lesson of sort" in some form.
Most everything in life, I believe, is waiting to be studied, understood, experienced, felt, or maybe even just questioned. And that's why, down deep, a stress test is sort of looked at with a strange kind of anticipation.
If something is found it will work to my favor and if nothing is found it will work to the same.
Either way I shall learn something new and memorable for myself, and have something to pass along to others who might wonder.
And I think to myself ...
When we look at life in terms of what can be learned,
 life becomes a sort of adventurous field trip blooming, teeming, and chuck full of every kind of adventure, experience, and discovery.
Beauty lies in learning.
Wisdom lies in exploring.
Knowledge lies in thinking.
And curiosity provokes all of it.
Jump on "your" treadmill today and try not to be afraid of it.
Dare to ask questions and risk and replace your ego with humility and understanding.
See if you don't step off a little stronger,
a little wiser,
a little healthier ...
and maybe even a little out of breath.
Hooked Up.
"Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn't mean to take."
-A.N. Blount