A blog that I follow, Lisa-Jo Baker: tales from a gypsy mama does a weekly feature, and challenge, called #FiveMinuteFriday free write time!
(I know, I know, it is posted on Saturday. But it has been a busy, busy week. More posts to come.)
The rules are simple:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you and encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule.
This weeks topic is “Risk”. So…here goes:
We take a lot of risks in our lives. There is no doubt that we risk way more than we all should. Risks come in various shapes and sizes. In fact, I would venture to guess that some of the most dangerous risks don’t involved physical tasks. In fact, I would bet that the most dangerous risks we may take involve just our words.
When I heard this was the topic one phrase came to mind, “No risk, no reward.” (Or is that “know risk, know reward?) All risks carry danger as well as reward.
If a risk doesn’t come with the chance of a reward, it might not be worth the risk.
As I watch my little girl begin the process of walking, or preparing to walk, it is fun to watch her calculate the risk of reaching further out and trying to make it to the next piece of furniture to keep her vertical. She looks. She reaches. She stretches. She leans back as if to give up. Then…usually…lunges forward. And, roughly 70% of the time, makes it. But like with all risks, sometimes you land on your butt.
I guess I finish with a quote from the movie, “The Land Before Time”. After any risk we have to ask ourselves, “We flied?” Or will the answer be, “No, we falled.”