Fear Is A Liar

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking my daughter to a blueberry farm to pick blueberries.. This is something I enjoy once a year during picking season by myself.. It is so peaceful just being with nature and getting fresh fruit without pesticides.. I know the local grower and I'm sowing into his crop.. 

As we were picking our berries we came across a fuzzy caterpillar minding his own business, a few love bugs, tiny spiders, a dragonfly and few other little insects.. Now as none of these will really harm you except the caterpillar, a big bee comes along.. My daughter starts running for her life through all the bushes like she is on fire.... The bee wasn't interested in her, it was minding its own business i'm sure enjoying the fresh air and all the plants with fruit on them. 

By this time my daughter is ready to pack our stuff up and go home. It is safe there with no bugs. She proclaims she doesn't enjoy the outdoors and makes every excuse to leave...  See she wants to go back where she feels safe from something that is very harmless to her. She perceived seeing so many insects at one time as fearful.. It is a perceived notion in her head....

How many times has a perceived notion stopped you from moving forward? How many times has the thought of leaving your safe place kept you from having fun?  Fear is a liar and will keep you from enjoying the moments you were meant not to miss.. I encourage you to take time to do something that is challenging or scary today...