too often we are scared….

one of the things i have been working on in my web absence has been building a new home. getting rid of things no longer needed is part of the life purge i have been going through lately. anyway one of the things i found that i will keep is a copy of a nike ad from the 90s. whoever the copywriter was – you did not get paid enough, because this is awesome. again i did not write this but all due respect to whomever did.


too often we are scared.

scared of what we might not be able to do.

scared of what people might think if we tried.

we let our fears stand in the way of our hopes.

we say no when we want to say yes.

we sit quietly when we want to scream.

and we shout with the others, when we should keep our mouths shut.


after all,

we do only go around once.

there’s really no time to be afraid.

so stop.

try something that you have never tried.

risk it.

enter a triathlon.

write a letter to the editor.

demand a raise.

call winners at the toughest court.

throw away your television.

bicycle across the United States.

try bobsledding.

try anything.

speak out against the designated hitter.

travel to a country where you do not speak the language.

patent something.

call her.

you have nothing to lose

and everything


everything to gain.


have a blessed day and i hope that this weekend is the best one yet.