My summer was packed with adventure. Camping with Yogi Bear. Racing down waterslides. Even finding my inner ARRRRGH at the Beaufort Pirate Invasion.
A favorite scene
happened during one of my kids' gymnastics lessons. A teacher from a different class had a group running
through the same obstacle course over and over. All of the
sudden, a differently-abled little girl had had enough. Instead of returning
to the end of the line like the others, she took off with arms flailing and a
rebel cry toward the giant foam pit on the other side of the gym. The staff
called for her to stop, but she ignored them—keeping her eyes on where she really wanted to be.
It is a thing of
beauty to watch someone leap.
We get caught up
in the day to day, making sensible choices and listening to reason, but most of
us long for something more. To dive into a foam pit. Sing on a big stage. Lay a
kiss on someone we’ve secretly loved. To fly across the Atlantic Ocean using
hundreds of helium-filled balloons. It takes courage to leap. After all, it
doesn’t always end well. But that moment when there is more hope than there is fear? It tastes like freedom.
So as the new
school year begins, I’ll ask you…heck, I’ll double dog dare you! LEAP! Find
something that makes your heart sing and take a chance.
Are you planning
on leaping? Comment below to tell us what you are doing to throw yourself into