I wish I could say these are my words but they're not. It is a quote I just read from Anais Nim, author, 1903-1977. I have never heard of this person but I just really liked the thought and wanted to include it in my blog.
"Everyone dies but not everyone lives. Live your life in a way that makes you happy and proud. It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before...to test your limits...to break through barriers.
And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."