Last night our catering staff served bowls of chilled cantaloupe soup to 100 students. Puzzling looks were exchanged, noses crinkled, and a few pinkies dipped into the bowl to test the temperature. I watched carefully as some plunged their soup spoons right into their bowls. Others took a few moments to examine the contents before taking a small, single bite.
Some declined to take a second bite, but each of them tried something they had not tried before.
Often times we talk ourselves out of trying new things. We create 1,000 excuses for staying within our comfort zones. But what happens if we dare to try something a little out of the ordinary?
Each of my students tried something new. Whether they liked it or not, they lived to tell about it. My guess is, so will you.