“I Do What I Love.”
I turned off my head phones.
It was during my post-run walk and I still had my music on.
I almost missed it.
I asked again just to make sure.
I Do What I Love.”
She lives next door.
She grew up with our kids.
We have little chats when she is walking the dog or after my runs when she is outside.
This time she was playing basketball on the curb.
“I love basketball.”
“I love music.”
“I also love dance.”
“That is a great list of things you love.”
She took a few steps back.
The music was playing.
She paused and planted her feet.
Now watch this!”
It was a choreographed masterpiece.
A few moves back and forth.
Dance steps towards the basket.
A full 360 spin.
Raised arms with the ball.
“It’s better when you combine what you love.”
I couldn’t help but clap.
I thanked her and finished my walk home.
As I turned into my driveway, she called out one last time.
Remember, Do What You Love!
As I am writing this, I caught a glimpse of her Mom out walking the dog this morning.
Little does she know that her daughter provided such wisdom for me, and for all of us.
Thank you little neighbor for leading the way.
Do What You Love.
And when you can combine them, it gets even better.