It was 10 degrees last night in Philadelphia. I’d had a long, good productive day, but honestly, all I wanted to do at 7pm was curl up at home and watch some mindless tv.
BUT, I’d been invited by my friend Gina Smith to come to her home and hear her son Jake in some kind of singing group.
I knew I should say YES…I wanted to say No.
I pushed myself to bundle up and just GO.
I was rewarded at the door with light and warmth and food and new people to meet…AND the best a cappella concert in Gina’s living room.
The Kokosingers from Kenyon College in Ohio were so wonderful and fun to watch. I realized I was just sitting there with a big smile on my face.
I was so glad I said YES! It made my day.
Sure. Life would have been fine if I’d stayed home…but frankly, not as good.
Bringing new freshness and joy into life doesn’t have to be complicated. We do have to push ourselves a little knowing most of the time we’ll be rewarded. We just have to say