Last week, I shared on Facebook, that I snorkeled for the first time. For many people, that’s not such a big deal. I really didn’t expect it to be such a big deal for me either, because I thought I’d overcome a big water fear seven years earlier, and was very surprised to have it show up again.
If you’ve ever felt resentful about chores, or taking care of yourself, everything changes when you think about it as a favor.
Ten years ago, a friend announced to a group of us that she wanted to walk the Portland Marathon. She wanted us to join her. I dismissed it immediately. “I’ll support you however I can,” I said, “but, I can’t do it with you.”
A number of years ago I read a novel, I can’t remember the title or author’s name, just that the protagonist took up running. After reading it, a little question popped into my head, “I wonder if I could do that?”