Risk Taker

Last year I decided to become a healthier person, and the journey has been amazing. I have developed a much healthier lifestyle and have gained so much (not pounds) in the process. This year, while I am continuing my healthy lifestyle, I have decided to take chances in life and break from my same-o routine.

Routine can be a great thing, but it can also make you stationary. Being stationary in life can cause you to become complacent and not willing to take risks. When we are children, we don’t second guess our choices. We have gusto, we have no fear, we take risks, and we have fun. I want to start stepping out of my comfort zone and taking more risks this year.

Now, I’m not ready to jump out of a plane, but I do want to put myself out there. I want to put my name in the hat at work for a promotion. I want to make a new friend. I want to travel to new places and try new things. I want to truly embrace life and enjoy it with my family around me.

Some of us are afraid to take a risk because we do not want to fail. Failure is not a bad thing. We learn from our mistakes and are able to give it another try with wisdom. Winston Churchill said this about failure: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” Failure is not the end of your journey, it can be the beginning.

What have you always wanted to do but never had the courage? Do it this year! Take that risk. Take a chance on yourself! I am embracing the new challenges this year in my life. I’m stepping out on faith and am inviting you to do the same! This week’s recipe is a delicious, healthier version of French onion soup. It is sure to be a family favorite. Pair this French onion zucchini bake with chicken or beef to round out a fabulous meal.

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7

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