I always find it amazing how hard it is to find time to do the things which one enjoys. My schedule, sadly, seems always to be packed with things that I must do (though many of those things I certainly enjoy), leaving precious little time for those enjoyable things which cannot be justified as necessity.
One of those things is skating. If I had time, now, I suppose I would build a skating rink out back, and if I had time, why I suppose I should be one of the best skaters you ever knew. But I don’t have time, and consequently, the last time I recall having skated was shortly after the beginning of the Old New Year, and I far more closely resemble the Proverbs 24:16 man than I do the world’s best skater.
But, thankfully, Christmas vacation has rolled around once again, and just as we did last year, we attended an event for New Year’s which started out with skating and a hockey game.
Following an animated tournament (nothing on the level of the Montreal Canadiens or the Pittsburgh Penguins), we spent some time skating around fellowshipping, playing tag, and even making a suspender train!
Then only two days later, we went out skating again, this time close to home with some of the Staddons, who were visiting for a couple days. It was a beautiful day, and although it was a public skating path we went to, it was not extremely crowded. The time afforded many more opportunities for wonderful fellowship with dear friends.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. – Proverbs 27:17