I'm a Healer!!!

During one of the Monday practices, the weather was cold. The light fog mixed with light drizzle. It would be great weather to sit in front of the TV with a bowl of soup. Yet I was with some of the Healers on the water practicing drills. I asked myself, how did I end up here? Most of my friends were probably eating dinner with their kids. Some of my single friends were probably hanging out at happy hour laughing and drinking, or trying new restaurants or surfing the internet........

Suddenly I heard Ross called out the next drill. My mind quickly focused back in the boat, watching the strokes and quickly synchronizing their timing. The cold air and the cold water did not allow my mind to wonder off again. Then I realized, the rain became heavier, my face was getting wet. My eyes couldn't see clearly. With every stroke my pants also got wetter because the wind was blowing. I looked around at the corner of my eyes. Everyone's face and hair were just as wet. But no one was complaining. As matter of fact, they were actually having a good time. It must be contagious. I suddenly felt the effect. For the rest of the practice, I kept paddling, rotating, reaching, and pulling. I'd forgotten everything that happened at work during the day, forgotten how cold the weather was, and how wet my clothes were……

Finally the cold Monday night practice was over. Right before I left the boat, Cecilia turned to me and said, "You’re pretty good." Ah! It was all worth it then.

Shirley