I love the little things in life that give cause for pause and serve as a reminder of simple life lessons.
We spent Memorial Day weekend at the lake with family and enjoyed what seemed like the first taste of summer, finally hitting 80 and seeing some sun. As we made our way out the door for Mass Sunday morning, it felt like it was going to be a warm and sunny day, perfect for being on the water. My six year old nephew asked if I would go tubing with him later in the day, he had been wanting to since the day before, so I agreed. By the time we finished brunch, the clouds rolled in, the wind picked up and the temp seemed to get a bit cooler. Later that afternoon we decided to all bundle up and go out for a boat ride. While getting ready for the venture my little nephew gave me a reminder, “Remember Cass you said you would go tubing with me.” Not the ideal weather, but I thought to myself a promise is a promise. So I geared up in a wetsuit and away we went!
Giving a little wave to the camera man in between our singing and convo.
Love spending time with my godson!
Also on Sunday I had told my brother and his fiancée I would go for a run with them the next time they went, as they have been running on a consistent schedule. Sitting around the breakfast table Monday morning thoroughly enjoying my coffee and scone, my brother informs me of the departure time of the said run. Oh no, I assured him go on ahead without me, it’s okay I’ll just stay here for today. Besides, I didn’t want to slow down their pace. Without skipping a beat my brother reminded me of what I had said the day before, a promise is a promise. Slightly reluctant, I laced up and dare I say felt a little satisfaction upon completion of moving these limbs a bit.
The takeaway, say what you mean and live what you say.