We all preach from our own shoes. Wisdom is needed to know when we should try on shoes others want us to try on. Well, maybe not wisdom, maybe intuition. Or gut. Holy Spirit. At least that’s what I try to do. But sometimes I’ll try on lots & lots of shoes. Hoping one, just one, will bring the magic. Take me where I want to go. My feet have tried a lot of paths that just didn’t work for me. But I was searching for the right fit so I had to keep trying. Right? We can’t just stop trying! I can go two ways with that thought; a fork in the road. One: I had to keep trying all the things or I wouldn’t have found the thing that had the answers, the magic, the solution, the ending I was searching for. Or two: sometimes we need to stop, not search, rest, wait, let things be until the thing comes to you. And we’re right back into where I started. No one but you knows what your feet really need. Really crave. Well, God knows, that’s the Holy Spirit connection I mentioned. Where am I going with all this? We are barraged in this culture with quotes every where we turn. They are like bad bosses in your face telling you what to do. I often imagine, what if, for just one day I tried to do every single thing that all the quotes in all the places were saying! It could be a sitcom script. All I’m saying is be careful of whose shoes you try on. It’s ok to walk on by. It’s ok to think those shoes are just wrong. So wrong. Wait for the ones that feel like your soul just got hugged. Like they could take you anywhere you want to go and never give you a blister. I tried too many shoes that promised relief, or weight loss, or money, or friends, or knowledge, or exposure, or I could go on & on. You get me? I’m really preaching to me & just letting you hitch a ride with my thoughts. I struggle with guilt because I think there are so many ugly shoes out there. Wrong shoes. Guilt. I want to love all the shoes. I really do. But I don’t. So, I try to just look into the eyes & love the feet that are wearing them. Feet that don’t know where home is yet. That’s where I find the foot rub/soul hug. Thanks for comin’ along. Now go out there & notice all the things & tell me about your shoe shopping.
Just walking out in nature sure boosts and busts away those wintery dementors that are beginning to circle .....and the dog’s happiness just makes it even better. Loving the matching grins of Fiona and Mitzi, out enjoying the blue skies together. Gosh that was an epic uplifting autumn morning to be outside with our doggies. Who’s going out this morning?