They tell us to think before we act. For years, children are constantly reminded. But once they become adults, they live their lives with caution. We take that simple phrase far beyond it was ever meant to go.
Yes, one must be careful, but one must be careful; because once words are said or actions done, there is no such thing as taking them back. They are gone and thrown into the air left to cause whatever chaos that follows. The chaos may be good, but it may also be horrendous.
As children, majority of those words and actions are regrettable, but we were children. Mistakes were a must in order for us to grow. Now as adults, we must still continue to make mistakes, but here we are with a little bit more knowledge than our younger selves.
Nothing can be taken back once it is out in the open; but, at this point, do we really have the time to think under certain circumstances?
When it comes to love, friendship, family or just simply happiness, sometimes the best thing to do is to just do. The longer one takes to step back and think, the smaller the gap becomes for one to take a chance, a risk. It is rare when those impossibilities become a reality, but one will not know until he/she tries.
So I encourage all of you, even if it is just for the day or the hour or even the minute, to just do something. Sometimes the best thing to do is to take the leap of faith and sometimes just sometimes those chances will become the most memorable moments of our lives.
© 2014 Jessica Santos