Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Staying safe is nice. It's comfy and cozy, but even a baby knows it must try new things that don't always feel safe. Observance of a baby can teach us everything we need to know about life.
They laugh when they are happy, cry when they are not; they learn quickly and don't stay stuck in a moment. They don't hold grudges or feel stupid and are always open to learning something new.
Think about what it must take for a baby to learn to walk. They constantly fall down and yet they never give up. They just jump out there and try until they get it. If they get hurt, a few minutes later, they are trying again. This is the way we should live life.
It is almost the end of the year. We don't have to wait until January to resolve to do things differently. Let's start now taking those baby steps toward something we really want to do. Imagine your joy on January 1st when you know you are not just making those empty resolutions. You know you have already started taking baby steps and it won't be long before you are walking strong.
I am challenging myself and you to take a leap of faith toward the life you really want to live. As Oprah says, "What kind of life do you want and how close are you to living it?"
I am taking the leap. How about you?