Recently, Hubs took all three kiddos out on a paddle boat. It was so fun to see them learning this new activity. None of them has tried it before. Paddling, steering, floating, all in a tiny boat intended for two, stuffed like a burrito with Hubs and three little bobbing heads.
They were so curious and interested. They were so determined to learn the rules of this process. They must have been asking themselves:
- How fast do we need to pedal?
- How does this steering work?
- How can we go faster?
- Will we hit the dock?
- Who’s turn is it next?
Watching this process brought me supreme joy. Knowing there was no destination ahead of them felt even more delicious. No need to go from one end of the lake to the other. No need to race. No need to explore every inch of the shore. No need for anything but play.
It struck me, almost immediately, that this is what life is all about. This is where we find the peace of our incredible universe. In “play.” In “time.” When we remove the need for some kind of outcome, things fall into place.
It left me grateful and peaceful.
What brought you peace this week? Share the peace!