I took this photo at The Perfect Spot in Florida. A little sandwich shop at the local sky diving scene. What fun to eat lunch and watch the colorful chutes float by the restaurant window making a graceful landing. It looked like fun to open up and embrace the blue sky, so much so I wanted to give it a try. I wish I could say this is me you see, but I got cold feet when a dud chute dropped to the ground like a straight pin. Although riderless, that impression didn't give me the courage I needed to make a leap at that time.
I realized that when planning a leap of faith, it's good to pack your own chute, but without you, there is no action. Someone needs to pull the chord to take a ride. We may board the plane, fly up to the right elevation, but unless we follow through with a courageous jump, it's just another dud with good intentions. This is true for whatever we do, we must put ourselves into "it" in order to achieve success. When faced with trying out new things, I try to remember I am not alone, but in the company of God's Angels as I begin to take flight. So maybe next time...I'll take action at the perfect spot.
Wishing you a joyful day with your Angels.