I am the queen of trying something new. Last year, I tried the Master Cleanse for the first time. I stopped eating & drank fancy lemonade for 16 days. Afterwards, everything I ate tasted completely different then I remembered. It intrigued me to try some things I previously disliked… & to my surprise, after 27 years of hating tomatoes, I now liked them! Truth is, tomatoes never did anything to me. They didn’t make me sick, I’m not allergic, I tried them… didn’t like them… wrote them off forever. I wondered if they truly tasted differently or if I tasted a bad one… or in the wrong situation… or my pallet was underdeveloped the last time I had one many years ago. Needless to say, I’m glad I gave them a new chance.
This made me think… what else am I missing out on because the old me disliked? How often do we reconsider things we once shunned or do we spend the rest of our lives sticking with notions we conceived when we were different people? How many of us are still scared of the Boogie Man? What fears do you harbor, but are no longer afraid of? How many OLD TRICKS are making NEW PUSSIES out of us?
I think about how my perspective on so many things has changed over the years… so I made a list of things & ideas I’d written off… I’m revisiting them with an open mind. No more telling myself what I don’t like until I give things a fresh chance… & in turn giving MYSELF a fresh chance.
What OLD will you give NEW chance?