I received this today in my mail box....it also goes along with the link for BE BRAVE....If you don't get Kate's daily blessing it is a wonderful thing to inspire you every day and she has a 30 day challenge...you can sign up for here.

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach for another is to risk involvement.
To expose your ideas, your dreams, before a crowd, is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To believe is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The people who risk nothing do nothing, have nothing, are nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.
Chained by their attitudes, they are slaves; they have forfeited their freedom.
Only a person who risks is free."

-- Poem quoted in "Dear Abby"

When you stop to think about it, what greater risk can one possibly face than that of looking back fifty or sixty years from now and admitting that he might have truly lived had he not been in afraid of the risks involved? Life is risky business. That is one of the reasons it is so very sweet.

May you always be willing to take the risk.

And may you always be aware that you are loved beyond measure and a cherished blessing to me.

Until tomorrow,

May your day be filled
with all things good,

Personally this is just something I needed to hear once again!
Artfully Yours,

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