Midweek Message – March 5, 2014

There is an old saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, but although that may be true with dogs it is not with humans. We are never too old to learn something new – whether it be a hobby, a language, or a skill. We are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for.

Driving this big RV is certainly something new to me. It is a little scary and a little intimidating but both the lessons I have taken and the time spent behind the wheel has made it a little less so. Most importantly, in spite of the newness and the fear, I am doing it! The first day of my lessons, I had to drive it in traffic! I was terrified but had no choice but to do it.

New experiences are usually fearful. It is because of that fear that we often do not try them. It is easier to continue to do what we feel comfortable with. However, if we are not stretching ourselves we can become stagnant. When water does not flow and move, it gets murky and cloudy. The same is true with us. Doing the same thing all the time may seem more comfortable but it is not the path to growth and the expansion of our life experience.

Are you stuck? Are you doing the same thing every day and feeling like your life is just ok, that you are just ok, or that you are not moving forward on your life journey?

You can change that. Do something this week that is different. Take a different route to the store or to work. Find a new hobby or activity. Prepare a new dish for dinner. Call someone you have been afraid to call. Just do it! Take the action and you might be surprised how it will make you feel!

Quote of the Week

“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” —Thomas A. Edison

Gratefully from the road,

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