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Facts Are Friends

This last week I've tried a few new things.
It's good (and scary) to do new things.
I walked into a new Pilates class - who is the teacher? Where do I lay my mat? Oh , everyone else knew to bring a towel to lay over the mat...I'm happy with just the mat! No-one says hello, no-one tells you how the session's going to go. Quite funny - and really great to remember those feelings and take the lessons learned into what we do at Kerith!
I texted in, to a radio programme.
I prayed for someone, straight away, right there in the park (rather than promising to pray later)

Today's new thing was the "Assessment session" at the Gym (the one we joined last week...paid the money and then left for the coffee shop!) Today I was measured, weighed and assessed. 
Yes, you know how I felt. 
I wasn't looking forward to it.
 
My body fat percentage was measured - no way I'm sharing that info here! But as the very kind man from the Gym said "It's not too bad, and its something to work on".
Truth is, (as Bill Hybels says) "Facts are Friends".
Now that I know the facts, I can make a plan.
Now that I know the facts, I can see whether when I improve.
Now that I know the facts, it's not so bad.

It made me think through other areas of my life, where I wonder, or worry, or come to my own (often "worse case scenario") conclusions - usually because I've assumed, or just been too fearful to ask.
I need to get a bit braver.
Facts are friends.

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