Thursday, June 21, 2012

What Scares Me The Most?


You would think after the life I have led.  The risks I have taken.  The losses I have bore.  Well, you would think that I would have a pretty solid handle on what scares me the most.

In your own life...in the life you have led.  The risks you have taken.  The losses you have bore.  You too might believe that you have a pretty solid handle on what scares you the most.

You and I....we don't.

Saturday I am going to do something that terrifies me.  It isn't as much what I will be doing Saturday that scares me as much as it is what it represents...for me....to me.

You see, I have played it pretty safe for the majority of my life.  I have taken the "right" classes.  Picked the "safe" major.  Worked hard.  Kept my nose clean.  Sometimes I worked too hard which was risky for me at times.  I was the "nice" girl.  The "driven" girl.  The "one you can count on" girl.  Now I am not saying I have not taken risks, but for the most part...I have worked to keep it between the ditches.  I am the ultimate peacemaker...in my family...in my life.  I'm what you might call "safe"...*Sigh*

Until now.

Maybe it is because I am tired.  Maybe it is because I am sick and tired of playing it safe. Maybe it is because I have been preaching and teaching about passion and purpose so much the past 18 months that it has bore into my own stubborn pores.  Maybe...just maybe...my team has taught me way more than I have taught them the past 13 months.  Maybe...just maybe...God has placed marvelous men and women in my life who believe in me and my crazy passions more than I have ever allowed myself to believe in me or them.  Maybe...just maybe...it is time to stop playing it so safe.

What scares me the most?

Taking the (i.e., my) road less traveled...

Oh my!


I don't know what is going to happen Saturday.  This could all be an exercise in futility.  I could flop.  I could soar.  I am not going to know unless I try, and this girl is tired of playing it safe and being the "nice" girl. 

I think I am going to take the "brave" girl out for a spin Saturday...and I am going to try not to care whether or not I keep it in between the ditches...who can worry about that when the gas pedal is on the floor. :)


Go be brave this weekend.  Figure out what scares you...and then throw caution to the wind and give it a try.

You might surprise yourself...

What scares you the most?

One ticket on this ride we call life.  Let me remind you...ONE ticket. Spend it wisely....or not. :)))

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive."
~ Howard Thurman

Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :) 

1 comment:

  1. I hope it went well and you faced your fear with an open mind!

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