Wednesday, January 18, 2012

We're No Fools

We actually bundle up in warm coats, hats, mittens, and thick socks and boots to walk to school this morning.  Two neighbors call to applaud our bravery.  We feel proud, strong, and so very courageous.  Look at us!  We walk a mile to school in freezing weather for exercise and community! 

We travel exactly to the end of our driveway. 

We had not accounted for the strong winter wind or the thick ice under the snow.   

My husband calls out over the biting wind, "Is this wise?" 

With our heads burrowed into our coats, we turn, hurry into the warm house, and decide that sometimes, it's foolish to be brave. 

We call the neighborhood children to tell them a warm van will pick them up. 

Living with flair means we know our limits; we swallow our pride; we choose wisdom over foolishness.

Did you have to swallow your pride yet today? 


Patricia W Hunter said...

I can only imagine how cold {and dangerous} that must be!!! But what a great lesson. 

Haven't swallowed my pride today yet...but it's early.   If not today, it's bound to happen tomorrow. 

Love, love, love your flair, Heather. You are a bright spot in every day. 

Pam said...

Generally, I just wanted to say that I have been looking for a really good Christian and/or spiritual blog and found yours -- thank you so much for making this happen!  I love checking in here.  

Second, we just had a weekend of hunkering down in the cold, part of which was spent giving lectures to our oldest child -- a new driver  -- about how to be smart about being out and about in the cold.  Yes, it seemed to me it's a lot about choosing/gaining wisdom.  

Live with Flair said...

Welcome, Pam!  I hear your about the new driver.  That does sound wise!!