Okay, so I am experiencing some writer’s block. I just stare at the screen. I know this happens. I’ve experienced it before. It is just really hard! But, as always, God has a way to making things work out.
So, yesterday, I felt like I something was missing. Ahem….. my brain. I couldn’t for the life of me get my head on straight. I literally walked in circles. I had a zillion and one things to do but my mind wouldn’t cooperate. Frustrating.
Now add some writer’s block into the mix and well….. basket case. My hamster-wheel had lost a spoke….. and I kept tripping over myself.
So what’s a gal to do?? Two things…. first post on Facebook that I need suggestions to write about. And secondly, go to Wal-Mart. Just what I needed. A mindless hamster wheel tripping all over herself taking a trip to the over crowded under-cashiered Superstore! I needed two things: rocks and fondant. See, I’m crazy.
And to top it all off, yesterday was absolutely beautiful. Perfect. Sunny. Weather. Glorious! I thought the day should turn my way so I pulled out my sandals. I love these sandals. My sister-in-law talked me into these puppies. I paid a pretty penny 10 years or so (more towards the so) ago. Real Leather. Nice. Comfy. And as I recall she described them as, “They are NOT those ugly ‘Jesus’ shoes from the 80’s.” Ahem….. I still wear those! One of my prized possessions.
So anyway, I felt a little perkier and headed out to the store for rocks and cake icing.
Now remember, my hamster wheel lost a spoke. And tripping was inevitable. Yep, so I start walking across the parking lot and something seemed a little off. I actually thought to myself, “If I had not know any better, I would say I was staggering like a drunk.”
I could hardly walk straight. I kept looking around to make sure no one
knew me saw me. I was all over the place. I got in the store and thought, “What’s wrong with me?? I’ve had a little ear ache maybe my inner ear is out of whack.” I tell you I was trying my hardest to figure out what in the world was going on. I took a couple for steps and realized, my toe was cold.
I looked down. Golly. Guess I better head on over to the shoe department. Now how in the world I didn’t break an ankle or a leg staggering around… is beyond my little brain’s comprehension. But it was a small miracle. I had to look like a sight!!
I slipped them back on this morning just so I could show you… my bloggy friends.
Ain’t that terrible? Man, I need to paint my toes!! I’m so cheap! At least, I can laugh about it!! And I got new shoes to boot!!
Then I got home. New shoes and without breaking a bone. Praise God for miracles. A friend answered my plea for something to write about…… something so simple. Thoughtfulness.
Now before I go further…. go grab some tissues. I’ll wait. Go on……
My beautiful friend explained that an act of thoughtfulness floored her last week. Intrigued I had to hear the story…….
My best friend for the past 27 yrs passed away last Saturday. I knew she had been sick but haven’t been able to get in touch with her in over a month. Her mom didn’t know how to get in contact with me so I found out through a mutual friend on facebook that she died. I wasn’t able to go to the funeral which absolutely broke my heart but out of the blue, a girl.that I had gone to Jr high with messaged me on Facebook wanting my address. This girl and I have probably not spoken 30 words to.each.other in our entire lives but she knew who Rhonda was and knew that she and I were best friends. When I got home from work Friday, there was a package here from her. When I opened it, there was the program from Rhonda’s funeral along with some flowers that she had gathered up from the funeral along with a note saying that God had placed the idea on her heart because she knew how much Rhonda had meant to me. This meant more to me than anything and like I said we barely.know each other. Needless to say…it was a real blessing.
Isn’t that what God expects us to do for friends, our brothers and sisters of Christ? To take ourselves out of the whole picture and anoint each other in love and thoughtfulness?
There I was in the middle of a pity party over writer’s block and old shoes. When I read this story, I was blown away at the love this lady shared for my friend. Only because she was brave enough to listen and follow through.
More beautiful and more inspirational than a new pair of shoes!