At the bookstore today, I came across a book entitled, Change Your Shoes, Change Your Life. If only things were that simple, I thought! I suppose if they were, we would miss out on those important lessons learned by living through difficult times.
Sometimes it just takes talking to a loving friend or sister to feel the world right itself. It is not easy to face up to those parts of ourselves that we would rather keep hidden or avoid acknowledging.
Facing up to my fears and shortcomings seems like a lot more work than changing my shoes, but I think the results are worth it. I would rather have a sense of peace realizing that I am far from perfect.
So I sometimes go off the rails and say hurtful things that I really don’t mean. That doesn’t lessen my ability to do good things with my life and bring joy to others.
I can still play fiddle music with my niece, help my nephew start his blog, play endless games of bingo with my niece, enjoy flowers and posts sent by a good friend and pay attention to my younger sister’s lectures (Now that is not an easy thing!!)
Here is a picture of my niece and I during our fiddle concert this evening. One of these days, I might be brave enough and post a sound clip.