Today my daughter was braver than me. She did something that I am not willing to do and she faced this challenge head on without fear in her eyes. She was the one that even suggested that this challenge be done. My sister (who she is visiting) didn’t even bat an eye when this challenge was suggested, which makes me question why I would trust her with my offspring, but I do. Just the thought of what they did makes me want to gag but I never said my daughter was normal. So this thing that they did, it’s not new to my sister and her husband so they should have known better, but they still allowed it. They had sushi for dinner! GAG! UGH! GROSS!
Yes I know this is my opinion and there are a lot of people out there that love sushi. I know it can be healthy and it can have a good taste (thought I highly doubt it) and I know that I am proud of my super picky child for trying it. I am not that brave and I am ok with that. In all honesty though who wouldn’t want their child to be brave and to try something new. There is a whole world out there of amazing and wonderful things to experience and try.
While visiting with my sister she asked me if I had ever thought about what my best birthday would look like. I had to admit that I had never actually thought about it. She on the other hand had hers planned out with what she would eat where she would go and how she would spend her weekend. All she wanted was someone to do it with her. I must say it sounded wonderful and I was a bit jealous that she took the time to plan it out. Even now, I wouldn’t be able to say what my best birthday would be, don’t get me wrong, I love the homemade cakes and the presents from my kids and hubby but is there something out there that I would absolutely love to do? I am gonna say yes, I just don’t know what it is.
How wonderful would it be to sit and imagine and plan and think of different things to do? What’s stopping me from doing this? What would stop anyone from doing this? Excuses. My daughter could have made excuses for not trying sushi, I feel like I make excuses all the time for not doing the things I should do. I am too tired, I am too busy, I can just do what I always do. What would happen if we saw opportunities to do things and actually did them. A friend of mine loves to take pictures of nature, and water. She has talent, and instead of letting the pictures sit on her computer/phone she decided to put them out there for the world to see. Scary? Yes! Now she has some of her pictures published in a magazine. If she didn’t take the opportunity to share what she loved she wouldn’t have felt the joy of others loving her talent.
We tend to be the main force in stopping opportunities from happening. We get scared, we don’t have enough money, we don’t have enough time. The list can go on and on. Adventures are missed, experiences don’t happen, growth stops. I am so glad this same sister that allowed my daughter to eat gross raw fish, encouraged me to do some of the many adventures I have done. I love that my kids (with some nudging) are willing to try new experiences. Who wants to live a life full of regrets? I promise this, even if the opportunity falls doesn’t go as planned there is always something that can come from it. Until next time:
Be brave enough to suck at something newunknown
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One day Rae woke up and felt different. When she looked at the people around her they seemed to “shine brighter” than she did. When she finally prayed about it and asked her mom for help, she realized she didn’t know her own worth. She didn’t believe in herself and felt dim compared to others. Once she started to see she was talented and worthy her shine came back.
Wow, your sister is awesome!!
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What a great encouragement piece. I hope the next time someone asks me to try something new that I will remember to think to myself. MMM never tried it, this might be the only time I will get the opportunity to try it. Can’t predict the future, ahh heck live and enjoy the moment, I think I’ll go for it. Enjoyed your post, have a fantastic day. Razz
Thank you! I have to remind myself to “just try it!” all the time. Sushi though….I’ll still pass😜