Take A Bite Of Candy Now Or Miss Your Opportunity Forever

by Sherry Riter in Motivation

There are people who are content to sit and watch the world go by and there are others who run through life trying to experience and succeed at everything. I think I move around somewhere in the middle depending on who is sharing the moment with me, where I am and what I’m doing.

“To think is easy.
To act is hard.
But the hardest thing in the world
is to act in accordance with your thinking. “
~ Goethe ~

I really like to enjoy the experience – the sights, sounds, tastes, people and feelings.

Life is like this piece of candy. It is wrapped up completely on all sides. We don’t KNOW what is inside, but we have an idea based on the words and picture on the outside.

Are you satisfied with just owning the candy or do you want to experience it?

We are all alive, but some people are content to just exist without plans, goals or dreams.

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any one thing.”
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Other people plan ahead and even have dreams, but they never follow through with any of them. It could be because they have so much fear inside of them – afraid to fail, get hurt, be embarrassed or lose the little bit they do currently enjoy.

I think they are like the people who own the candy, open the wrapper, but do not pick it up or take a bite. They have it all, but never experience the full joy of the candy.

I had an experience like that when I was younger and the memory still haunts me. Actually, it changed my life. I never want to make another choice based on my fear of the unknown or because I don’t feel worthy of happiness.

However, there are many, many people who are content to never think outside of the box and stretch their full potential. Their life will never be more than it is right this minute because they simply will not try to reach further into the darkness of the unknown.

I want it all.

I want the candy, out of the wrapper, held between my fingers so that can see it…

feel it…

smell it…

taste it…

I never want to have to look back with regret because I didn’t at least try to succeed. The regret is far harder to live with than a failed attempt.

Helen Keller is right…

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
~ Helen Keller ~

Go ahead. Take a bite.

Happiness, joy and success is so sweet and well worth the effort.

Do you have a dream that you are letting just sit dormant because of your inaction? What is holding you back?

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Stéfan March 29, 2012 at 4:49 am

Your words are seemingly simple yet truly reach deep for many of us. Dreams are to be eaten up… once you figure how to unwrap them, like that wonderful candy.


2 The Redhead Riter March 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Thanks Stéfan. Sometimes it is hard to hold onto our dreams when the world and our world seems to be falling apart around us.


3 Skip_D March 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm

This post hits home for me on so many levels! As always, thanks for such compelling, irresistible truth!


4 The Redhead Riter March 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Thanks Skip!


5 Carolyn West March 29, 2012 at 11:29 pm

How funny that every time I come read your blog, you happen to hit the nail on the head about what I’m going through right at that moment. I’ve totally stepped out of my comfort zone lately and it seems to be escalating beyond anything I ever imagined. I’m scared as hell, but no one ever regrets trying, right? I want the candy. FYI… love the new design.


6 The Redhead Riter March 30, 2012 at 2:44 am

The candy is in the mail head to your house, Carolyn LOL I’m also telepathic, so I know exactly what you need for me to write! I’m just kidding. LOL

Thank you very much for reading my blog and I’m so glad you like the new design!! Me too! I’m so glad I did it!


7 Sue March 30, 2012 at 9:14 am

I am eating the candy, even though it is scary at times.


8 The Redhead Riter March 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

Good for you Sue!!! Don’t ever stop eating the candy.


9 Patti (PJ) April 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Hey Red! Well, my dream for being a “twiggy model” is out! I just GAINED 20 pounds from your piece of candy! LOL!

Love ya Bunches!


10 The Redhead Riter April 5, 2012 at 10:35 pm


It is better that you gained the 20 lbs instead of me. LOL


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