Too many times, we say “NO!” too quickly. We run. I know I used to do that. A lot. But not so much anymore. Maybe I run more now, but in a different way. I don’t run from something or someone, I run to them. How many of us use excuse after excuse as a reason why we don’t do something? last year, my motto was “Why not?” and the year before was “Say YES!” to more things. This year it is “Be happy” and now I choose to run to things that make me happy. I try not give myself a way out of trying something new and look for the adventure in most situations. I have to and the C&C girl in me still exists, but not like she used to. I want to be able to say, “Yes, I tried that.” Maybe it wasn’t for me to do over and over, but I did that. I am scheduled to run in a half marathon next month and have no preconceived notions about how I accept my performance. I have only two expectations – that I finish before the police start pulling the traffic cones off of the highway and that I do not require any kind of medical assistance. Other than that, I don’t care what my time is (I have 3 and a half hours), and will be glad that I did it. I have a list of things that I wasnt to say “YES!” to that include skydiving, rappelling down the Woodmen of the World Building, and many others. I need to say “Yes” to playing more golf with my husband and not caring how bad I play. But because I want to play well and not look foolish, I care. I just have to learn to throw my hands up and enjoy it. Is there something in your life that you want to do but are afraid to try it? Don’t let anything hold you back and I have found that those things that terrify us the most actually give us the greatest rewards when we go ahead and say “Yes”. You become awakened to a new you that you will be surprised to meet. People that have known me a long time have seen it and the other obstacles don’t seem that big anymore. Say “YES!” to taking chances and being more than you ever thought you could be. You can change your life.
Michelle Homme 2012 ©