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Skipping in Public

On Saturday, I left the Bellevue Singing Christmas Tree performance skipping along the sidewalk like a child—not like a responsible, restrained adult.

As I leapt along the sidewalk with my 9-year-old daughter, I felt self-conscious for just a moment. “I’m too big for this,” I thought. “Isn’t it strange for a six-foot-five-inch man to skip down a sidewalk in public with a little girl?” I told my inner critic to shut up. I ignored what anyone else might think and made my daughter laugh. It was worth it.

What do you have in your life that’s worth pursuing without regard for what anyone else might think?