You want me to “WHAT”? The Answer is “no”!
I have always lived a full life, a busy life. Yet, I have kept most of my activities on the “very safe” side! Even being married to a risk-taker and raising two active boys I managed to be firm about what I would and would not do.
Over the past two years I have been learning a great deal about “stretching” and being willing to try new things: roles, activities, challenges, etc.
One of my “Giants” has always been heights; another has been speed. My answer to every activity that involved these two challenges has always been “NO, Why would I do that”???
In this season of my life I am learning to say “why not?” This is scary and remarkably freeing! 🙂
It’s easy to reflect well while sitting on a Lanai on the island of Kauai, but I have learned something amazing during our stay here.
I said YES to a Zipline Experience and saw views of a lifetime while feeling the exhilaration of simply “flying”. I could have missed that!
I said YES to a crazy hike…
It was muddy, rocky, and at times dangerous BUT If I’d have said “NO” I would have missed a spectacular view!
I said YES to a small Helicopter flight ( talk about challenging someone with HEIGHT issues), and if I’d have said NO I would have missed the most beautiful sights my eyes have ever seen!
For me, learning to ask “why not?” has been good for me. Have I had sweaty palms, a churning stomach, and anxiety???…Yep! But, each time I stepped into something fresh I found new freedom!
What about you? As we turn the corner on the Winter season into the joy of Spring perhaps instead of asking yourself “why would I do that?” ….ask yourself “why not?”————Face those Giants! 🙂