Friday, July 12, 2013


So, I have this pair of shoes. Very nice shoes. Top quality. In fact, it's hard to imagine a better pair.

Except, they don't quite fit.

You may say that having a pair of shoes that doesn't quite fit is better than having a damaged pair or having no shoes at all. You may point out that lots of other people have shoes that don't quite fit.

I won't dispute that.

But I still have this pair of shoes that don't quite fit.

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  1. My counselor uses the analogy of ill fitting shoes all the time with me. Here is her analogy:
    You can have a beautiful pair of shoes, perfect in every way. However if the foot is bigger than the shoe, or shaped different than the shoe, wearing the shoe will hurt.
    You can wear the shoe, but as time goes on it not only hurts the foot, but it also breaks down the shoe.
    In the end, both the shoe and the foot are harmed.
    PS - I had to leave my beautiful shoe, because it just didn't fit me. But it will fit someone else.

  2. And I love this story as it relates to so many in "our world". Sad, but true.

  3. Yes, it's a metaphor that works in more ways than one. Thanks for your feedback!

  4. Sorry about your beautiful shoe, but yes, I understand! <3

  5. yes I totally get it... for example when I stood between my amom and her natural born daughter... they were both very short, stocky and sing off key... and I am taller, thinner and can sing in key... that was my memory with them in church. I really tried to fit in, but really it was pretty obvious! LOL


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