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How often do you take a chance?

The majority of us rarely take any type of risks. And with good reason, most can agree. When it comes to the matters of the heart, money or family, there is simply no room for risky decisions. For most of us, the assumption is that taking risks in our personal lives will be unrewarding rather than fruitful. What I find misguiding, is that people generally assume there is only one type of risk and almost always regard it as being negative. But most seem to be forgetting about the simplicity of just taking a playful chance when it comes to something new and harmless. Think back to a time when you walked into a tea shop and suddenly decided to try a new flavour – wasn’t that fun? Why not do something rather spontaneous once in awhile, with little to no consequences? Ah yes, that voice in back of our minds…the loud rationality tells us to avoid any potential liability. Let’s be honest, without it, we would be in a lot of trouble. But it doesn’t have to be so dramatic – like any change in life, one requires to take some sort of a risk now or again. Trying new food, a new drink, a new recipe or a new destination are all examples of taking a chance. Not only can it boost our morale, but to redefine our identity.

Funny enough, when it comes to something so simple as tea, many people are very reluctant to try the same kind more than once. What they forget is that much like wine, tea can be an acquired taste as well. No wonder taking chances seems like an unrewarding task – we forget to keep taking them, we forget to follow through. Just because one cup wasn’t the right one at the time, doesn’t mean it won’t be the right one in the future. Surely that doesn’t mean that the experience was fruitless or negative – not only did it allow for a personal reflection, it provided a different direction.  Isn’t that what we really want at the end of the day – a new direction, a new experience and a chance to keep taking chances?

Next time you stop by for a cup, take a chance – try something new. It’s just a cup of tea after all!