Over the summer, before moving to New York, some of my friends and I decided to go cliff diving in a nearby valley. After hiking for a while through brush, the trees opened up to a wide expanse of green. It was breathtaking. Blades of grass periodically leaned side to side as the gentle breeze ran past them. The assemblage of rocks and boulders resembled that of a shallow fortress that we had had the pleasure of entering from above. Individually, we leaped from the top of the fortress into the ice-cold water below. When it was my turn to jump, I took off my clothes, and leaped into the water. Up until that point, I was never really one to take off my clothes, and I had also only cliff-dove once. But hey, what not take chances.
Taking chances in life is crucial. It's important to step outside of your comfort zone and take a leap of faith. For starters, it is a great way to grow. Secondly, it gives you practice on how to handle change.
Be confident today. Step outside of your comfort zone.
Say hello to someone.
Smile at them
Say "I appreciate you"
Go live on Facebook and stream one of your talents
Read your poetry out loud to friend
Read your poetry out loud to a crowd
Read your poetry out loud to yourself
Give yourself a high five
Laugh at your jokes
Clap when the clouds move and the sun comes back out
Believe you are worthy of God's love
I know I sound cliche,
But you might be stronger than you think
Give thanks at least 10 times today
Talk to your Creator