Have your 30 minutes of something wonderful!
If you have ever seen the movie Steel Magnolias then you know this quote well. Shelby says this when she finds out she is having a baby despite her struggle with diabetes. She understood the issues that she could face but she made the choice to enjoy one of life’s beautiful joys despite the risk. My friend and I were talking about this quote the other day and I happened to think about when opportunities in life are scariest and how not taking them could leave me with a lifetime of nothing special.
We all live our lives in varying degrees. Some of us take life by the reins and do everything that we can to make it all that it can be. Some of us live life in fear that if we attempt to do something that we may fail. Others choose the sheltered approach and decide that a lifetime of nothing special was just their destiny. How unfortunate is that?
Every morning when we wake up our life can take many different paths and can be full of land mines that we may not even expect. However, sometimes on the other side of those land mines can be something that can truly makes our life spectacular. Taking the risk that could result in us having that thirty minutes of something wonderful makes navigating those potential landmines worth it.
When I look back over my life there were many instances where I made decisions that didn’t turn out so well. However, there were just as many where I took the option that was in front of me, faced the risk and would up making my life just that much more special. Using my gut as my guide, which rarely lets me down, allows me to live a life that is complete and full rather than one that really is nothing special.
The next time you are facing the option of that 30 minutes of wonderful or a lifetime of nothing special, I hope that you do yourself a favor and choose the former. I always say that we get one chance at life and there are no do overs. We all deserve a life that is fulfilling and amazing. That is my wish for you.,
Have a great day and remember to be the reason that someone smiles.
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