A couple of weeks ago this girl reached into the cupboard to grab a bag of potatoes. Sounds easy enough doesn’t it? Not for me, it wasn’t …I knocked over the blender and of course it landed on my big toe, not once but twice. The first was the heavy glass pitcher then while I was exclaiming my dislike #*&%$, the blender base landed on my same toe #*%$. I was so angry, not at the blender but at myself for not taking the time to move things around and out of the way.
I am barefoot in the house whenever possible. The first thing to come off when I get in the door are my shoes and socks. This is a habit I got into since I was a young child. So that explains the no slippers or shoes on my feet just in case you are wondering. It’s a good way to feel connected to where you walk. It’s just home — right?
Have you ever noticed that pain in one toe (although not broken this time) can really put you out of commission. This is not my first toe incident. Oh! no it isn’t. I actually broke my little toe once. It was sticking right out sideways. Yes, my right baby toe was facing right. I couldn’t walk for a few days, just the vibration was too much. I tried going down the stairs and ended up going down on my butt. Maybe I don’t have a high tolerance for pain. None-the-less!!
A friend of mine suggested I blog about this to share the life lesson I learned from these blunders.
Here goes — Have you ever heard that you as a person are part of family, a body, a community, that you are needed? Hurting and broken little toe or big toe — a little part of your body, right? However, without it – you cannot function properly.
The lesson, my lesson here is — no matter how small or insignificant you feel or think you are, you are important to the body, the community, the family. They need you in order to function proper. They need you, all of you, your gifts, your wisdom, your talents, your toe.
Happy tip toe–ing!!