For a year now, I’ve been focusing on Allowing more Joy in my life.
Yesterday I read this post about a lady changing a flat tire for the first time.
Today, I allowed my five-year-old son, the Manager I’ve been chatting with since January, as well as the smile I felt on my own face, to talk me into doing something I was just plain scared to do.
I thought “if Frank can do it, I can do it!” and “I’m not afraid of doing it, but of the potential for pain later.” I even thought “I use to do something quite like this; and I’ve been studying, so, I CAN DO THIS!”
Eventually, I decided to try it…
I spent 20 minutes on the ice during which time, I went back and forth on the short side… changed skates to a wider size, then went around the rink once. The result was a sore left shoulder (from holding onto the edge of the wall) and… GLEE! I was so happy with myself!
The cutest thing about this, was that Frank reminded me of what I was thinking "Mom. You can go slow. Remember how when I first started I went slow?" And then, just like the Manager of the Ice Rink said he would, Frank said "I'll hold your hand Mom." Which he did. :D