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If it's cold’...smile



One winter afternoon we took a drive to the beach.


The plan was simply to walk on the sand.


Our children whom at the time were 5, 3 and 8 months were super keen!


Our 8-month-old was sleeping by the time we arrived yet our 5 year old and 3 year ran like Usain Bolt onto that sand!


I soon realized they were not just running on the sand but running straight for the water with clothes on!


I bolted too and caught up with my 3-year-old who was now stripping down to jump in the water!


The cold was a non-issue for him. He put his feet in, turned and smiled and said ‘its cold!’ Smiled some more and went in more!


He was totally immersed.


I see this a lot in them. I see this in my daughter who loves drawing, I mean loves drawing. She will sit contentedly with papers and pencils and pens and be totally absorbed - giving it.

As is said in The Dhammapada, “If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.”


Maybe the water is cold. Maybe it’s a winter day. Maybe the conditions are not seemingly ‘perfect’.


You got something worth doing?


That degree of yours? That course? That assignment, exam, tutorial, you name it…


Give it all you got.


If it’s cold go 3 yr old mode - as in - smile and do it anyway!


With ARETE,


Sean

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