Issues

RISKS – Janet Rand

Risk is an integral part of Life. In other words, life is full of risks and to overcome or win in life one needs courage.
Here’s a poem that highlights life’s risky proposition. So stop tip-toeing around your gifts, talents, abilities and destinies.

RISKS
“To laugh is to risk appearing the fool,
To weep is to risk being called sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self.
To place your ideas and your dreams before the crowd is to risk being called naive.
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To live is to risk dying,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure

But risks must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom.
Only the person who risks is truly free.”
– Janet Rand

Here are my suggestions:

  1. LAUGH ANYWAY.
  2. WEEP ANYWAY.
  3. REACH OUT ANYWAY.
  4. EXPOSE YOUR FEELINGS (wisely) ANYWAY.
  5. SHARE & ENGAGE OTHERS IN YOUR DREAMS (wisely) ANYWAY.
  6. LOVE ANYWAY.
  7. LIVE ANYWAY.
  8. HOPE ANYWAY.
  9. TRY ANYWAY.
  10. PRAY ANYWAY.

‘Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them,
for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.’ – Deut 31:6

The DAYS ahead will be risky, so change your perception and BE.DO.ACT.MOVE.CHANGE anyway.

Relationships Do Matter,
pFlo

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