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Two powerful words...WHY NOT? (2014- Blog #57)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

"Why not? is a slogan for an interesting life."
Mason Cooley

So, I am cat sitting and left my laptop at home...and on my laptop are my ideas for blogs, my photos ..argh. Oh well...this is me on the ipad hen-pecking my blog out for today and for yesterday. Yup, you read my status correctly this morning. I was sitting the couch, laptop on lap, hands poised over the keyboard and I fell fast asleep. And I have no idea what I was going to write. It must not have been too exciting!

WHY NOT? This is such a powerful tiny phrase. I think the exuberance we see in tiny kids comes from a carefree attitude of WHY NOT? Sometimes the answer should caution us to slow down, but too often, we stop before really asking and answering that question. Somewhere we learned to be way tooooo cautious and we take the fun of life out of our years.

I have always been an adventurous and pioneering soul, but in my work years, I gained some caution that impacted my WHY NOT spirit. It took a wake up call that my job was not my life to make me reconsider my investment in work VS my investment in my personal goals.

Fortunately, without throwing caution to the wind, I have recovered some of my carefree attitude of my younger years and doing things I am glad I am doing. I have done some triathlons and found out I had fun. I have run some long distances and have discovered that I have more capacity to run than I thought I had. I have done lots of amazing long bike rides...hundreds of miles in fact.. And discovered the freedom of the wind through my hair.

Often when I say WHY NOT, I realize that I do not have a very good answer. I may layer my answer with excuses because I am afraid of failing or worried that I won't have fun or concerned that my age will show... But, when I can get over those excuses, WHY NOT leads me to fun adventures full of new learning.

It is worth it to open the door to a spectacular life with a powerful WHY NOT?!

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Quote of the day
"Why not? is a slogan for an interesting life."

Mason Cooley

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

Photo of the day...my mountain ..sorry..from the ipad ..oh shoot, it is upside down!!! Ok, turn the screen over people!

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NEWROSE27 3/1/2014 2:38AM

    There is so much to gain by giving things a go and having an adventurous why not attitude.
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DOGLADY13 2/28/2014 9:08PM

    Ha! Why not? I said that a few times today when the intern gave me very new to me exercises to try. She often asked "did you like it? would you try it again?" and I'd answer "sure, why not?"

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ALICIA363 2/28/2014 6:15PM

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The upside-down mountain photo is cool! At first I thought it was a close up of a snow bank with branches hanging down (the mountain was the sky).

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MAESTROSHASHA 2/28/2014 9:00AM

    Yes! Yes! And more: Yes!

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KALIGIRL 2/28/2014 7:59AM

    Here's to new adventures and the enLIVEnment they bring!
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NANCY- 2/28/2014 7:42AM

    "Why not" prevents regret and /or provides learning opportunities.

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TIMOTHY53 2/27/2014 11:54PM

    Oh my God!!! Your mountain is upside down! It's a sign of pandelerium!

I often told my kids that. WHY NOT. WHy not try. The worst that's going to happen is you will fail. But the benefits of success are fabulous.

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KNEEMAKER 2/27/2014 11:03PM

  Three more powerful words "Why not now?" emoticon

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