This is my foot. Despite its current state, I honor it. This foot took me across the world.
Last December, Nancy, one of my beloved clients, treated me to a mani/pedi in celebration of my journey. Months later, this is that pedicure. See the remnants of pampering? The big toe still has most of the polish. Impressive, right? I realize you may disagree. The honeymoon is over.
Scanning myself, I flutter between pride and disgust. Look at me. Out in Asia. Livin’ the simple life. Walkin’ around barefoot. Clappin’ mosquitoes and drinkin’ coconuts. I am so cool and rugged. Sometimes, it’s a different thought. Look at me. I hope no one’s looking at me. Did I wear this shirt yesterday? Yes. Yes, I did. At least it doesn’t smell. Does it? What is wrong with me?!
This fluttering is normal (for me) and benign – depending on which thought I land. Am I a success or I am a failure? That’s why you have to watch your thoughts. Thinking something doesn’t necessarily make it true. But if you think it enough, it becomes your truth.
Your perspective is effectual. The way you look at it is how it is. How are you choosing to see your life? If you are struggling with a situation, try changing your perspective. If that doesn’t work, maybe it’s time to change your situation. On that note, I’m going to get a pedicure.
*This jazz tune inspired the title.