Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
Okay, risk brings broken bones and empty wallets. But it also brings weddings, births, first homes, backyard ponds, city chickens, new puppies, painted walls, teal-green toenails, refinished antiques, and a sense of having lived. Looking back, I'm happy with all the risks I've taken that've paid off. And that makes me anticipate the risks that lie ahead.