WORDS OF WISDOM FROM MY BELOVED FATHER WHO HAS PASSED
As a young woman turning 18 my Father gave me something VERY SPECIAL to keep and reflect on throughout my life. At the time I knew I liked the message (loved it because I was a risk taker but so many of my friends were not and I saw how it held them back from their dreams) Now I realize how special these words are too me, and I wish I would have shared them with my friends at 18. Maybe their journeys in life would have been different. My Father typed up this saying for each and every one of his children and said to hang on to it because the more life we experienced the more meaning and value it would have to us. He said it was TIMELESS ADVICE!!! My Father was an INCREDIBLE man more than any words I could type here for now. He did say if we had children to please share and pass it on to them. Well I do have a son and have passed it down to him; hopefully it will ring true to his soul today. Also one day he can reflect and remember the special meaning and power of these words I am about to share with everyone!!!
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 rejection. To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk not being loved in return. BUT RISKS must be taken because the greatest HAZARD in life is to RISK NOTHING! The person who RISKS NOTHING DOES NOTHING HAS NOTHING, IS NOTHING! He may AVOID suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, FEEL, CHANGE, GROW, or LOVE. Chained by his CERTITUDES, he is a SLAVE. He has forfeited his own FREEDOM. ONLY A PERSON WHO TAKES RISKS IS FREE! ONLY A PERSON WHO TAKES RISKS IS FREE! ONLY A PERSON WHO TAKES RISKS IS FREE!!!!
YES!!! I meant to type that line THREE times so it would sink in….share this with friends ,children and loved ones it is so true-we all need to be BRAVE and take risks to grow in all capacities of our lives….please always feel free to email me with questions of any sort-I am always here for you!!!!
PEACE OUT-KIM “KT”