My friend asked me to go sledding. I missed her call.
But, then she ended up at my door. She came with a cookie sheet.
They were all out of sleds.
For a split second, I was going to deny my never-been-sledding-before, walked-to-see-me-in-what-the-south-calls-a-snowstorm faithful friend.
But something told me just go already. Put on four layers of clothes and go out to the tiniest hill you've ever seen with the tiniest amount of snow you've ever seen if you're a northerner and have some fun.
I normally love fun, but with precautions. Is that an oxymoron? I once told my chiropractor that I have a longer list of things I won't do than things I will do, because I hate hate hate living in pain almost every day of my life.
Five seconds worth of fun never outweighs pain. It just doesn't.
The 5 second rule applied here.
I watched my friend topple over on her 11 x 8 pan. I was happy at the top of the hill.
I was not going down on a cookie sheet, so I was not going down at all.
But then the little kids next to us asked us to take a ride in their sled.
It was my chance to live a little more free, physically speaking. Why not, I thought? If they can do it, I can do it.
I decided to give up the 5 second rule for just long enough to slide down.
Sometimes you have to fake yourself out to get that thing done. Cause hills are meant for sliding.
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What about you, brave risking friends, how has your month gone?
By the way, I forgot to show you some pictures from my cake baking adventure.
cupcakes not yet frosted
to prove that I actually made them
Friend's dog playing with a toy cupcake. This was an awkward picture but I like it.
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
Risk doesn't equal perfection, it equals movement.
Like down a hill?
P.S. This week I embraced risk by inviting a bunch of people over for the Super Bowl. It might be a giant fail because only one or two said they can come. But that's one or two people more than before I started.
And, I hope to share with them and you something that I learned about recently called The Halftime Challenge. Please take a minute to check it out and be an advocate in shedding light on human trafficking this month and beyond.
P.P.S. I'm so thankful for Amy and these ladies for a month of risk. May it not end here.
in case you missed weeks 1, 2, and 3!