Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Living Happy #12: Say Yes!
About three years ago I was asked to do something that scared me half to death. I was asked to officiate a wedding. My immediate response was no--actually it was hell no! But I was friends of the family. I'd known the bride since she was little, and she wanted me to do it. So I agreed. I even wrote the ceremony. But right up to the moment the wedding began I kept thinking, "what the hell are you doing? You're not a minister! Why did you agree to do this?" But the music started, and about the time the bride appeared at the end of the aisle I knew this would be something that I would never forget--nor would they. It was an amazing experience. I am so happy I said yes. Even as terrified as I was the first time around, I've officiated a few weddings since! Officiating for me is like a roller coaster--you're a little scared while you're doing it, but afterwards you're left feeling exhilarated.
I've always been happy, even through challenging times, but I've never been this happy. I got here by saying yes. By doing things that scared me. By taking a leap of faith and building a new life that is completely different from my previous life. There's a lot out there in the world if you're willing to go looking for it. Trying something new for the first time will always be a little scary at first, but you'll be better for it. And when you are asked to do something, or be part of something, unless there's a good reason you can't, you should always be willing to say yes. Even if it scares you a little bit.
~Todd E. Creason