The Invitation

“Eh, I’d rather just go home.”

“But the couch is calling my name.”

“I’m not really in the mood.”

“It’s too much trouble.”

“I have a zit.”

There are lots of excuses I can come up with to not go out and do something…to instead go straight home and park it on the couch for the duration of the evening. These excuses get me nowhere.

While I’m sure I’ll dish out many more in the years to come, and while I’m certain that I will find new ones to utter, tonight I am thankful for knowing that discarding the excuses and saying “yes” to an invitation is one of the best things I can do for myself.

I am thankful for knowing that with saying yes comes learning, with saying yes comes stretching and reaching, and with saying yes comes the realization that so much more happens when I’m not in front of the boob tube.

Tonight I am thankful for yes, for living, for experiencing and for doing.


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