The past few years have made me realize more than ever that each and every day is a gift. A life lesson that I wish I'd learned when I was much younger, but better late than never.
Growing up painfully shy, I wasn't one to jump into life with both feet. It was more like sticking one toe in and testing the water before feeling comfortable enough to embrace it.
Thankfully, over the years the painful part has fallen by the wayside, but it seems shy will always be a part of who I am. Something I work to overcome each day.
Shyness may be one of the obstacles in my life, but it doesn't steal my happiness and joy for life. It also doesn't prevent me from appreciating each and every day. It does, however, still make me stick with "safe and comfortable" more often than I'd like.
An example of safe and comfortable :
I've gotten in the safe habit of entertaining a couple of times per year. It's pretty much the same people (family members) and the menu has gotten very comfortable. In other words, make what I know they like and I'm safe. No danger that they won't like it.
The problem is I really want to step out of my comfort zone and invite some new people over for dinner. I've been talking about doing it for years and every time I get close I chicken out. Although I own about a hundred cookbooks, I go blank when I think of what to serve that will go over well. I think I need a nudge from all of you out there who seem to entertain so comfortably and easily.
I honestly can't believe I'm typing this and I'd better hit publish soon or I know it will be deleted. It's just that I am determined to overcome this little obstacle and soon. So, what I'd like to ask is if you have a recipe that you serve company and it's always a hit, would you consider telling me about it?
Hope this wasn't TMI for you today.
I heard on the news this morning that several states received snow. Although it is 81 degrees here right now, it's been snowing cherry blossoms all afternoon.