Clif Bar just came out with a new flavor – Berry Pomegranate Chia.
I’m a huge fan of Clif bars already, so there was a huge chance that I’d like this variety as well. One might say, I set the bar pretty low…. ba-dumch! Sorry, sorry. Bad puns are to me as oxygen is to other people – necessary for life.
BUT, sometimes I have this problem. I love the bars I know. I love Clif Bar Carrot Cake, Chocolate Brownie, Coconut Chocolate Chip, Spiced Pumpkin Pie……. Not like I have a sweet tooth at all or anything.
Anyway, I love the ones I know. So, do I risk it trying something new?
I think the answer has to be yes, at least often. If you never try anything new, you don’t expand your horizons. You get stuck in your rut, even if it’s a very good rut. You might never discover a new love. You lose the opportunity to cultivate gratitude for what you have.
I’m not saying don’t have favorites or old standbys. There’s something about walking into a coffeeshop where they know you and your usual by name and already have it brewing as you’re walking up. There’s something about Panera where I pretty much always have to get their broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl.
The problem is not in enjoying the same thing. The problem is letting fear of the unknown hold you back from greater, or even just different, enjoyment.