Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dear Other Shoe.. Please dont 'drop'.. Thanks in Advance!

Let me just start out by saying... I am the happiest that Ive been in a very, very, long time.. if not ever! OK. Now with that said I will continue and I know for a fact you will understand today's blog because its something we all have thought more often than not, in our lives.

So, why is it when things are going wonderfully, we sit and worry about the 'other shoe dropping'? Why do we have such a hard time, living in the now, savouring each moment??

Little background on the saying "Waiting for the other shoe to drop". This phrase is commonly used when someone is expecting something to happen following a specific occurrence. Reading about it, I found that the origin most likely was known in the 1950's. A British sitcom (gotta love those brits! They're so clever!) depicted an individual who lived in an apartment beneath a man who worked nights. The person in the lower apartment would be sound asleep when the tenant of the upper apartment came home. The tenant in the upper apartment would sit on the edge of the bed to take his shoes off. The first shoe hit the floor with a loud bang, awakening the sleeping tenant in the lower apartment. The groggy neighbor would remain awake until he heard the other shoe drop. The tenant in the upper apartment would remember that he had a sleeping neighbor below, and take the second shoe off and carefully place it on the floor, making no noise. The groggy neighbor would then yell, "For God's sake, drop the other shoe!"

In reading this, it made me realize, maybe the other shoe isn't going to simply drop. Maybe, its going to be lightly placed on the ground. I think if we go with that mentality, we'll find it so much easier to enjoy life fully and savour each moment we have in the now. Why waste the time and energy on something that we cant control happening anyway. It's wasted energy that can be put toward more important things in life that we DO have control over and for things that we can enjoy in this moment..

I keep coming back to the scripture, Matthew 6:27 "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life"... We can't, so whats the use in it.. NOTHING..

Worry is the advance interest you pay on troubles that seldom come...

Make it a worry-free day.. I know where my energy is goin...


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