Sunday 4 January 2015

To Risk - Author Unknown

I was inspired today by this poem. In truth, there are people who take risks every day. But what may be considered a risk to some.. is to another, simply living life to the fullest.
To live a meaningful, and purpose-filled life.
...Anything else.. really isn't living at all.

"To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To expose feeling is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing and is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow, or live.
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom.
Only a person who risks is free"

- Anon -

Reports emerged today that the British Nurse Pauline Cafferkey's condition has deteriorated. I really hope and pray that her condition improves [click]

and to all those who risk their own lives to save the life of another.. we thank you

1 comment:

  1. Brave Lady, Pauline Cafferkey - a real Hero . . .