What is the worst that can happen?

I know there are a lot of scenarios where we might seriously ask ourselves this question, but what if we took a chance…just a small one…knowing that it may never result in anything other than we knew we took it?  What if we ask the question that has been on our mind for a long time?  What if we get the answer, even if we don’t like it?  We at least don’t have to keep asking the questions any more.  Over a couple of weeks ago, I saw something on Facebook regarding a well-known motivational speaker asking for submissions to be a guest blogger on his website.  He talks about attitude, so that was right up my alley.  There was no limit to how many words we could use, but I was afraid I would either use too many (because I have lots to say) and if I didn’t use enough, then people would not get the full picture.  On a whim, without the knowledge of anyone else, I submitted my “essay” and let it be.  A few days later, I received an email, from Sam Glenn, telling me thank you for sending him my story on attitude.  Now, because I do not like disappointment, I shared this with a few people and the ladies with the G.I.F.T., believing that the email was probably not from him directly (paid staffer maybe?) and even though he said he would send it on to his editor, I thought those were just kind words to say.  I mean, I had no regrets about sending it and anything that happened next was completely out of my control, so why waste time thinking about it.  Last night, I was glancing through Facebook and guess who is the guest blogger on his website???  Yes, you guessed it!  ME!!!!  Here is the link to his website where you can see my story….

http://www.samglenn.com/blog/what-is-the-one-thing-you-wish-you-could-change.htm

I was so excited and wanted to call Rocky but it was past her bed time, so I called my two sisters, one of which answered and I texted the other one.  I still just have the biggest smirk on my face.  I can’t help it…plus, it is Fun Dip Wednesday.  I found myself smiling all day and shared with some friends at work who were VERY happy for me.  I did stop in and tell Rocky this afternoon, too.

The moral of the story is sometimes we are afraid to take chances because we think it will never amount to anything or that something bad will happen.  But if you never take a chance, you also never learn anything and nothing good can ever happen either.  So, as you embrace today, with everything it brings to you, ask yourself, “What is the worst that can happen?”  People need to let go of the negative and sometimes the question should really be, “What is the best that can happen?”  The best can never happen if you don’t give it a chance to in your life.  Sometimes, the best can happen, too.

Michelle Homme 2012 ©