This is Fruitycake The Raccoon. Have you ever been scared of something, but you don’t know exactly why?
You may have heard that I’m not such a fan of water. Puddles. Rain. Anything water related is not my cup of tea.
I like the ocean if I’m on a paddle board thing or a boat. But water in general is just scary to me. Or at least I thought so.
Yesterday, Girl Person told me that we were going to see a waterfall. I’ve never even heard of a waterfall. And that sounded scary. But Brickle was so excited. And I trust him.
And all of a sudden I was so happy that I was shaking to get out of the car. The persons thought I was cold, but I wasn’t. I was just so happy that this was an event. This normal Tuesday was an event. This was my life. This was MY LIFE!
So when I got out of the truck, and I saw this waterfall, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was beautiful and cool and misty. It had been here in this place for all of my life and longer. When I was a stray, and I walked far, it would have taken me awhile to get here! And I would have been too scared. I would have missed out.
I still don’t like puddles. And I’m still not all the way sure about water. But little by little, I am seeing our world is so big and so wonderful. It’s the ones that push us just a little beyond our comfort zone that help us experience life. We all need a little encouragement to do things not easy to us.
But I’m finding that the joy in life is being alive. Alive. Living. Not being scared. But if you are scared? Do it anyway.
And I know this waterfall is just the beginning. Where is your beginning? Get there.
–Fruitycake The Raccoon