"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." Henry Van Dyke
Knowing that I love good quotes, a sweet friend sent this to me. The words resonated within me as I tend to not want to do things when I know I do them badly. I don't particularly like that trait in myself, but there it is. How much happiness do I deny myself because I fear failing? A lot, I'm afraid.
I've never excelled at sports and avoid them at all costs. But could I find a bit of pleasure in joining a softball game and trying to hit a ball? Couldn't I laugh at myself and my ineptness? Likewise, I've never been skilled at sewing and other needlecrafts, but if I practiced enough, maybe I could fashion something useful, if not lovely.
This I know for sure: much of life's joy come from trying something new and discovering that I like it. (Like broccoli!)