I have been on a quest in my own life to achieve some goals. As I approach my 50th birthday I have challenged myself to become adventurous. To go places I have never been. To do things I have only dreamed about. To look at each new day as an opportunity to do something new.
Some things are very small others are giant leaps of faith.
This past weekend as I was reading Genny's blog,I read that she did a cannon-ball and her kids loved it. I realized that I have never done a cannon-ball in our pool. I don't like to get my hair wet or my face and I don't like to be splashed. But I wrote on her comments that my granddaughter was coming that afternoon and I was going to do a cannon-ball.
Kori arrived. We went straight to the pool. I went to the edge ~ chicken ~ I had to do it! Yes, no, yes, no, YES ~ I did it~! Kori was so excited. She was clapping and dancing. I did it again and again and the fourth time I even went off the back edge which is 1 1/2 feet higher than the front. I did it! I got my hair wet and face!! I loved it!
The greatest part was that Kori had just learned to swim and didn't want to jump off the side of the pool. All of a sudden she wanted to jump. First to me with two hands, then I caught her with one hand and then she went under water. What a wonderful time we had in the pool Saturday.
Now, when my boys came home and I told them, well, lets just say their first words were: "Yea, right mom, you really got your hair wet. I don't think so".
Thanks to my hubby, I was able to show them this:
The suprised look on their faces was a treasure I will cherish.
I'm learning from my precious Lord to not take life so seriously. To enjoy the little things and to let my hair get wet.
I'll let you know some of the other adventurous things I attempt in the next '60' days before I turn 50.
Oh, and don't worry, I have a list for things 'after' 50.