I love the lake.
The open expanse of water.
Skimming across the surface.
Pulling up to the beach.
Jumping in the cool refreshing water.
Eating scrunched up sandwiches.
Waving to the other boaters.
Wishing I had a bigger boat.
Being content with my 12 foot little motor boat.
The boat seems to shrink as the kid grows.
Teaching the kid.
Laughing with the kid.
Providing for the kid.
Enjoying what I have, missing what I don't have.
Practicing being kind.
Practicing being selfless.
It all takes practice.
It does not come naturally.
It is intentional, worth the effort because it helps the greater good.
At the end of the day, focusing on who I am, what I am and being satisfied.