Thursday, July 12, 2012

Say yes.

The other night, as I was lounging in bed reading a magazine, there was a knock at my door.  I couldn't imagine who would be knocking on my door at 9 p.m....

When I got there, it was my neighbor and his pal.  They wanted to know if I wanted to go chill at the pool until it closed at 10:30 p.m.  I told them thanks, but no thanks, and shut the door.

As I crawled back into bed, I wondered why I'd said no.  Wouldn't it be a nice idea to get to know my neighbors, to make friends in a new town, to step outside of my comfort zone?

So I changed into my suit, grabbed a towel, and met them down at the pool.  They were surprised to see me, but we all talked until the pool closed.  I really enjoyed myself, and the water felt so good in the heat.

The whole thing really made me think about how "set" we become in our routines and ways, and how many times we say "no" to opportunities when they don't fall into our comfort zone.  What are we missing?  As the old adage says, you can sleep when you're dead.  It's probably a good idea to try new things... you might have a little fun.

The next time that someone knocks on your door, why not take a chance?  Unless it's a salesman.

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