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?