Cue ABBA

Today looks significantly different than it did a year ago.

You’ve most likely celebrated a milestone or two. Perhaps you’ve grieved any number of losses. You’ve also experienced people coming in and going out of your life.3939254067_80f769061e_o

In all the ups and downs of the previous 365 days, perhaps someone took a chance on you.

A chance that made today positively different than a year ago.

A chance that opened up the world.

A chance that said, “I believe. I believe in you.”

Sometimes that’s all we need. One person to step up and take a chance on our perfectly, perfect selves no matter our imperfections or the trials we’ve encountered.

On the occasion where you find yourself all alone and you need someone to take a chance on you, look in your mirror. Yep there she is – perfectly, perfect you.

She’s gonna do her very best, if you put her to the test, if you let her try.

Take a chance on you – that’s all I ask of you honey – because I believe in you.

 

 

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Honey of a chance

2268587409_45b9f80b0eRemember when you expended every single molecular ounce of energy, creativity and chutzpah getting someone you really, really liked to like you back? When you desperately wanted them to take a chance on you? (Cue ABBA’s Take a Chance on Me.)

Sometimes you become so busy working to get others to like you or morph into the person you think they’ll like, you neglect the extraordinary opportunity right in front of you. The opportunity to take a chance on your own perfectly, perfect Queen Bee self.

The chance to launch your big, important dream.

The chance to write the novel you’ve been editing in your head.

The chance to say yes to hanging your own shingle.

The chance of you is now. Go ahead – take it.

That’s all I ask of you honey!

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