Dear Gentle Reader, with the end of 2011 approaching, this ode is dedicated to you if you fear change.
If you fear change
Stick to what you know, follow the crowd and blend in with the men in grey.
Do not take any risks
Stick to the tried and tested route, the safe path
The way of the masses.
Stick to the regular, same walk, same talk, same paper, and same car
Stick to what your forbearers have done
Don’t rock the boat or dare to step out of line.
Be Joe Blogs, Mrs Average and enjoy your two-up-two-down and 2.5 offspring.
Follow the crowd, do the same as everyone else and live life according to their rules.
Don’t breathe or say ‘Yes’; do as you are told and never be bold.
For what is there? What else can you do when opportunity knocks or life knocks you down?
Well, you can stay where you are; live life in a sea of blue or you could,
you could take a chance and step out of the box and try something new.
You could take a different route, live a little by stretching when you wake, give
yourself permission to take another slice of cake, allow yourself to be loved and
fairies light your path.
You could take a deep breath and say yes, I am here. My opinion does matter. I care and
I want you to hear.
And now, if you could and if someone was listening, I’d love to know what risks you dream of taking. Take a minute and let us know by writing “your secret risk” in the comment box below. Who knows-it may come true!
Thank you and have a wonderful day
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