You know what I mean….
It’s that feeling that something is going well but it has the potential to go bad in a BIG way. So you put up your defenses and tread warily so that when the other shoe IS dropped, you escape as much pain and sorrow as possible. I have been dancing to this tune for a goodly portion of my life, and nothing good has come of it. Because when you WAIT for the shoe to drop?? It will definately DROP. (Or as my granny used to say, “if you go looking for shit, don’t be surprised if you find shit.”)
It is no way to live.
“Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear? ”
— Pema Chodron
“Waiting for the other shoe to drop” is a lack of faith….in God, in love, in goodness and in YOURSELF. The older I get the more I am convinced, that a person can live FEARLESSLY if for no other reason, than believing in the resiliency of yourself. And I think living FEARLESSLY is the only way that a person can experience all of the flavor and nuances of life everyday.
On a personal level, I believe that God has given me the strength to come through whatever comes my way. I BELIEVE in love, and I am not afraid to put it out there for the world to know. When I tell you that I love you, I tell you so that you will know that you are NEVER alone…that someone sees the goodness inside of you, that I see MYSELF in you.
“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.” — Pema Chodron
I will not be afraid to love. What have I got to lose?
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. “–John 3:16