take a risk
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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~ Anais Nin
color: light green with darker green swirls
scent: rosemary and orange
gemstones: unikite, tiger eye
I don't want to die a tight bud, I hope to spend the rest of my years blooming into fullness. Most days I try to stretch a little more. Sometimes it's a great big blossoming stretch like making an important phone call or committing to something new. Sometimes it's as simple as smiling into the face of another's frown.
Risk and fear go hand in hand, but we can be careful not to let fear take the lead lest we freeze. Georgia O'Keeffe wrote, "I've been scared every day of my life, but that's never stopped me from doing everything I wanted to do."
Take a risk. I dare you.