Friday, January 22, 2010

Go out on a limb....would ya?

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. ~Frederick B. Wilcox
What does it really mean to go out on a limb?

Well to me, it means to climb a tree high in the sky not only to reach the top, but to go toward the edge of the highest branch where it is most flimsy. All while trusting that that flimsy branch will bring more joy than it will pain. With that said I believe we should,

Spend money because we have it.

Love to be loved in return.

Make friends to avoid enemies.

Play to win, with the risk of losing.

Apologize even when we're right.

Sing with skratchy voices.

Tell jokes, even when your the only one who will laugh.

Take chances, even when scared.

Change for the better.

Try new things to become more well rounded.

Dare to fail, in hope of success.

Open your mind.

Tell them you love them.

Celebrate small accomplishments along with the big ones.

Reunite with old friends.

Make new friends.

Smile at stangers.

Say what you feel, with risk of being laughed at.

Give to the homeless.

Go to new places and get lost.

Pride yourself with positive thoughts.

And most of all, be proud of who you are. Recognize the things you do well, and work on things that you aren't perfect at. Never accept less than the best. Never regret, there is no taking it back, and after all at one time that's exactly what you wanted. Be confident, stand tall and smile. Remember, you're beautiful.

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. ~Cynthia Heimel
Just do it, go out on a limb!

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  1. Lovely post, Nicole. I agree with all of it. :) And I like your blog design--way to decorate for the holiday.

  2. Amazing post! This one and the previous! I love 'em! And i really love the layout! super cute! I love hearing your input on life, its an amazing reminder of how much i have to be thankful for!