My husband, son and I went roller skating last week with some friends. It was my son’s first time and I had not been in over 25 years! It was so much fun. I was curious as to how my son would respond to trying something new. Sometimes he gets so frustrated if he can’t figure things out on the first or second attempt. Hmm…I wonder where he gets that from?
However, he never once became overly frustrated. And here is the reason why.
It was the atmosphere. Everywhere you looked were sons and daughters clinging to their parent for support…trusting them for support. Everywhere you looked you saw children (and adults) losing their balance and falling down. Everywhere you looked you saw those same people quickly getting back up and trying again. I LOVED IT!
Then it dawned on me why I enjoyed this environment so much.
Roller skating is authentic community on wheels!
It’s okay if you fall down…we are there to support you as you get back up.
No one is going to laugh as you clumsily make your way through life. (Well, we might laugh with you but never at you.)
Linking up with Jen today over at Finding Heaven.