Choosing Memories Over Comfort
It is much too easy to constantly stay in our comfort zone, sipping our favourite drink and watching the latest video upload. Children (thank God) push us out of our comfort zone.
Case in Point: my boys last week were watching the fog lie thick over the lake in the mornings and wanted to know what it would be like to fish in a fog so thick you couldn't see the shore. This meant, getting up early, packing up the gear, loading the canoe and getting out there on the lake in the cold. Do I really want to do this? It is stink'n cold outside?
But, I live by principle. One of my principles is that memories are worth making, despite the amount of effort, discomfort, cold etc. So, we picked a morning, bundled up and headed out.
The fog was so thick we lost our sense of direction and had to paddle till we could see a shoreline and then follow it back. We caught two fish. I was a dad fishing with my sons. Making memories. It was worth it. It always is.