Do I have the guts??

I wouldn't describe myself as a risk-taker...but I want to be. This clip inspires me...

Not what you expect - unbelieveable - humble - compelling, huh?? It brings to mind a quote.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely ina pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --- WOW, What a ride!

Now - does this mean that I'm running out to go sky diving? Probably not (sorry Steve). Nor am I going to immediately start craving exotic foods. Nor that I'm going to be wreckless and stupid (sorry Kaylee and Noah - I know we don't like that word - but it's just all I can think of right now). I think there is a difference between wreckless and wreckless abandon. Maybe it's better called passion (Jessica would be so proud - that's her word). Noah a few weeks ago was digging into a box of chocolate for dessert (that boy loves sweets). But it was taking him an unusally long time to pick out his chocolate, so I went in to check on him. Most honestly part of me was thinking he was going to be knee-deep in candy wrappers and chocolate mustache & beard, but no. He was methodically looking through the box. Then he says, "Mom - I'm gonna pick a piece of chocolate that is going to change my life." He didn't just want chocolate - he wanted the best. He wanted to do it right.

I want to live my life in such a way that there is no other way to explain it except that it was Him. "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13 It's not about playing it safe...it's about living life to its fullest. It's not about status quo (High School Musical fans are singing along) - it's about doing what we are supposed to do...and having a blast in the meantime. Sure, you can just "get by" - you can just coast - you can just go along...but is that enough? I don't think so...

Take the risk - have a blast - and enjoy the ride!



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