My post on embarrassment struck a chord with a few of you. I hope it helps to know you’re not alone in your struggles.
And I hope that you fully understand that most of the time, your embarrassment comes about because you’re out there, trying something. And that’s what we’re going to celebrate this weekend. The attempt, no matter how it turns out, to learn something new, to express ourselves, to make the world around us a better place.
Yes, these attempts can go wildly awry. You can work and work and work and end up with, well, huh. Not quite what you were expecting. Sometimes you try to make dessert for four and end up with The Pavlovasaurus (eight eggs – how did it get so big???)
But you get out there and you try. Yay, you! Reward yourself. Celebrate getting out there. Don’t worry so much about the outcome. Yes, of course, you want it to be great. We all do. And sometimes it will be. And sometimes it will make for a really funny story.
The motto of the Special Olympics is “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” They’re the words I live by, as I keep on trying.
So let me know, what have you been attempting this week? What should you be patting yourself on the back for? Please let me know so I can cheer you on!