A few weeks ago my wife and I were on vacation in Australia and we had the opportunity to go snorkelling. Now snorkelling is something my wife had never experienced, and while she is an excellent swimmer, there is something she really had a problem with: fish! The thought of having little scaly creatures swimming around and next to her was something she was not too comfortable with. But after a little coaxing and cajoling, and getting a guide to swim with us at the reef, she agreed to don the mask and flippers.
The first few minutes in the bay by Shelly Beach were a little troubling and unnerving, but gradually she got acclimatized, and I knew she was really into it when a few minutes later she yelled out, “Hey guys, come over here, check out this stingray!”
Yes, the next hour or so was a celebration of the beauty of the undersea world with its stunning creatures and fauna. And we resolved to snorkel again on a future trip or vacation.
Sometimes trying something new can push us outside our comfort zone. What is that strange food? What is that odd sport? How do you play that instrument? Would I ever be good at doing drama or presentations or acting? Should I ask so-and-so out on a date? Is it time for the first kiss? Could I possibly be any good on the dance floor?
Whatever it is you’ve always been wondering about, in honour of today’s post, give it a try! Who knows, you may really like it. You may end up wondering how you lived without it. It may become your new favourite thing or activity. You’ll never know unless you try.
So get out there, give it a shot, it may just end up being
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