I stumbled across this amazing video at Leslie Avon Miller's site and was so glad I watched it. This man in the kayak has more courage and grace than most of the people I know... certainly more courage and grace than I possess... he does something I would be too afraid to do at any point in my life, thus far. After watching this video, I am inspired to do something I've been talking about since the weather turned nice here in Michigan... I am going to get out my rollerblades, dust them off, and I'm going to skate today with great music from my ipod playing in my ear... and I'm going to dance. I'm a clutz typically, but I used to feel like a dancer when I rollerbladed... graceful and lyrical... and I've allowed myself to be crippled by fear... fear of what would someone think if they saw me... fear of falling... fear of it being too hard. (I'm 50 now... and it's been a long time since I last "danced" in my rollerblades). I'm ashamed of myself for giving up and giving in to the fear... on so many different occasions... and I'm not just talking about rollerblading here.
So may I challenge you, too, to find the inspiration to do something today you've been thinking about, but haven't done, for whatever reason? And share your experience with me, would you? I will share mine with you, I promise... the good, the bad, and the downright ugly... and it might get really, really ugly, but I'm going to do it anyway!
and have a courageous day!