I sit on the edge of the pool, dangling my feet. A swim would be lovely. A wonderful way to relax after a long day at work. But it’s nighttime and the water is cold. I argue with myself. Just jump in. You won’t even notice how cold it is once you start swimming. I could go back to my room and curl up in bed and read. A swim would feel great. Stretch your arms, get your blood pumping. I don’t have any hot water, I’ll be freezing when I come out. I finally jump in and come up shivering. I quickly start swimming laps. After a few, I’m warm. I’m glad I’ve taken the plunge. After swimming for a while, I flip onto my back. I float, staring up at the night sky and the stars that are twinkling above. The air is heavy with the scent of gardenias. I’m completely relaxed and completely happy.