Tuesday, April 26, 2011


There was once a chance that I did not take
And now I have no idea what may have been
The smiles that may have risen on my face
the memories that could have been created
I have no idea where my life would be
had I taken that chance
Who I might have met
What adventures I could have gone on
I will never know
what may have opened up for me

There was once a chance that I did not take
And I do not know where it could have lead
There may have been tears
My heart may have gotten broken
I may have fallen down and struggled to get back up
I could have felt lost, afraid, unsure of where to turn next

The thing with not taking chances
Is you never will know what could have happened
All I am left with now is wonder
Of what may have been
What could have been
What I wished it to have been

And now
When a new chance arrives
I do not allow fear to take hold of me
Making me live in wonder
Instead I jump right it
Giving it a try
Letting the moment take me
Embracing all that unfolds

~what chance have you not taken, that you wish you had?~


kelly barton said...

but had you taken that chance. maybe just maybe
we wouldn't have you now. maybe you would have
been somewhere else, not in the woods, not by the sea
and not getting ready to head towards the land of
the phoenix.

just maybe.

so happy that you are part of my world. because i took my chance and traveled on my own....i met you.

Stef said...

i know that feeling of not taking that one chance but there are so many i did take that i don't think about and those the ones we need to remember and live because of all of those chances we took brought us to right here and here is you and me in the same place.

suzanna leigh said...

Lovely photo! It really draws me in...to spaces and places unknown.

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Love the bravery in taking chances!
Honestly...I do not like to think about the could of/should of. I've made it this far in life, and this path has lead me to where I need to be. And if it changes directions down the road... so be it, I will take the chance! :]

yogiknitgirl said...

There is so much strength that grows within us when we take chances. Thank you for reminding me of this today. Your words are beautiful and spoke to my heart. I tend to play it safe, scared to take a chance. I am getting braver as I get older and wish I had taken more chances earlier! I will step out in faith more!

Dyche Designs said...

Like you there are many chances I didn't take when I was young (that in some ways I regret), but I'm a little more inclined to take them now. I guess whether we took them or not it's all part of what makes us who we are.

elizabeth said...

Hmmm. I am not sure I can think of any. I can think of at least a few big chances I didn't take but I don't regret them at all.