Life can be as easy or difficult as we make it. Sometimes it’s as easy as putting our shoes on the right feet or as difficult as putting them on backward. The point being how we decide to wear our shoes in the end will determine how our choice is working for us.
My Granddaughter had a thing about putting her shoes on the wrong feet. In her mind she wasn’t convinced that it mattered which shoe she put on what foot. To her they looked perfectly fine either way. She has this wonderful strong personality with the kind of determination that could make anything possible even making the right shoe fit on the left foot.
While spending a day at my house with her cousins, they all decided to go outside to play a game of tag. Slipping her clogs on the wrong feet Keria jumped from the floor, and out the front door almost tripping off the porch.
“Keira, you have your shoes on the wrong feet,” I’d say.
“Oh, that’s ok Granny, I don’t mind them this way,” she’d say.
I sat on the porch watching my grandkids ran through the yard laughing and screaming as they chased each other around. Keira was it, and as she chased after her cousins trying to tag them she kept tripping over her own feet.
“Keria,” I’d call out to her, “switch your shoes around and you’ll be able to run much better.”
“Oh, that’s ok Granny. I don’t mind them like this,” she’d say again.
I had to give her credit as she persevered with that stubborn determination of hers, but soon the fatigue set in. What followed next was a bit of a tantrum as she stomped off with those silly clogs on the wrong feet, and ran into the house frustrated as all get out.
“What’s wrong with Keria,” her cousins cried out as they came running up to me.
“I think she needs a few moments to herself,” I said to them. “But you know what? I think you better do some resting while you can, because when she comes running back out, she’s gonna be ready to get ya good!”
Sure enough she came bursting out the door without any warning making her cousins jump and scattering throughout the yard. With confidence and renewed determination Keria went flying after them, only this time she didn’t have any shoes on at all.
It got me thinking about how we’re all like that sometimes. We ignore the obvious things that get in the way, and wonder why we can’t achieve what we are so determined to accomplish. We don’t even have to listen to what anyone else tells us. Our inner voice is always trying to tell us what we need to know. And when we finally get out of our own way long enough to hear it, the question comes, “how’s that working for ya?”
Hum! And there you have it.