Watch Where You’re Walking!

I was walking along barefooted inside our workshop.  You’re probably thinking that sounds unwise.  You could be right.  But it’s usually pretty clean, I’m usually barefooted, and there’s no terrible ending to this story.

My path took me about two feet in front of the long forks on a piece of machinery.  I wasn’t even close to cramming my toes into those forks – no danger whatsoever.  But the very thought of the possibility sent that terrible, familiar feeling cruising through my legs and up my spine.  You know the one.

Maybe it’s because I walked right into a chair a couple of weeks ago, so my feet and my brain were keenly aware of that split second misery.  And that wasn’t my first rodeo.  There’s plenty of residual memory surrounding the toes.

Enough rambling about stubbed toes.  I’ve got a point to make.  We’ve all walked into the chair legs of life.  We’re familiar with the cringe that comes over us when we sense impending doom for ourselves, and especially for others.

This isn’t an advice column, but I’m handing it out today.  On the path of life, watch where you’re going, wear steel-toed boots when necessary, and you might take notes from those who have blazed some trails.

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One Response to “Watch Where You’re Walking!”

  1. Jackie (Rankin) Barnett says:

    Beautifully, and wisely, stated! A stubbed toe can be soooo painful! It’s funny how we can take a big blow to other areas, and even sustain cuts and bruises… but stubbing your toe on a bed post, or some other thing, can send you into a complete curl. (Sort of like a hangnail, or a paper cut–tiny wounds that can be surprisingly painful and annoying!)

    And although it could be a metaphor for more serious possibilities, may a stubbed toe be our worst complaint! 🙂 In the meantime, I’m taking notes… and I’ll try to watch where I’m going, and hope to have the good sense to don the steel-toed boots when necessary! 🙂

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