Iowa Lady Loves The Ocean

Iowa Lady Loves The Ocean

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.


To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.

To reach out for another is to risk involvement.

To expose feelings is to risk revealing your true self.

To place you ideas, your dreams, before a crowd

...Is to risk rejection.

To love is to risk not being loved in return.

To live is to risk dying.

To hope is to risk disappointment.

To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard

In life is to risk nothing.

Those who risk nothing, do nothing, have nothing,

And become nothing.

They may avoid present suffering and sorrow, but they

Will not learn, feel, change, grow, love, or live.

Chained by their fear, they are slaves who have forfeited

Their freedom.

Only a person who risks is free.

The pessimist complains about the wind;

The optimist expects it to change;

And the realist adjusts the sails.

~ William Arthur Ward ~



Is fear preventing you from taking a necessary risk today?


 BELIEVE IN YOURSELF


Set your standards high,

You deserve the best.

Try for what you want,

And never settle for less.

Believe in yourself,

No matter what you choose

Keep a winning attitude,

And you can never lose.

Think about your destination,

But don’t worry if you stray.

Because the most important thing,

Is what you’ve learned along the way.

Take all that you’ve become,

To be all that you can be

Soar above the clouds,

And let your dreams set you free.

~ Author Unknown ~