New Year’s Day dawned grey and cloudy, rainy in fact. I had promised to go bike riding with our oldest first thing in the morning, before we left our weekend getaway and returned home to our real world responsibilities.
He was ready to go before the sun even came up, with his bike helmet on. After a cup of coffee, we opened the door only to see that it was raining — that drizzly, it’s going to rain all day kind of rain. On the plus side, it was already warmer than it had been at any point the day before.
I had to decide. Were we going to bicycle down the path? It wasn’t too hard. I grabbed my rain jacket, put my phone in a ziplock bag and instructed my child to grab his jacket. “We’ll turn around when you get too wet,” I said, as we walked out the door.
I wish I had taken before and after pictures. Needless to say, we came back soaking wet. I was rewarded with a hot shower, a hot cup of coffee and a little later, a hot breakfast.
But, even though the rain wasn’t the optimal condition, I’m glad we went.
What can you follow through on this week that you might not otherwise want to? Try it. See what happens.