I’m not suggesting that you become
more clutzy, God knows we don’t need any help with that.
My friend, Stephanie has a little girl named Katie. She reminds me so much of you when you are little, that I absolutely adore her. I could just watch her all day. When her mom asked her why she has so many bruises on her legs, she replied, “I fall down a lot.” Hearing that story got me to thinking.
I know this little girl is FULL of life. She runs around and dances and wrestles with her brother. Her exuberance for life just makes me happy. She falls down a lot. Perhaps she is a little clutzy, but I think she falls down a lot because she is always DOING stuff. You can’t fall down if you are sitting still. You can’t fall down when life is passing you by. You fall down a lot when you are LIVING.
Falling down a lot is about being willing to try and fail and get up again. It is about going after what you want, living life to the fullest and not worrying about whether it will all work out perfectly. Being willing to fall down a lot means you are going after things exuberantly and that you know that in order to succeed, you first have to try, and be willing to risk failure. When failure comes, falling down a lot means that you get up again and again and again. It is the “a lot” that makes it so cool, because it means that the first time you fell down, you tried again.
I hope that you fall down gently, but I also hope you fall down a lot.