Today, it was a cookie.
The money, I always pocket with a “thank you, thank you, thank you!” Rather than pick up today’s cookie, I chose instead to let awareness of it sweeten my morning.
What gifts is the Universe offering you today? Are you receiving them?
Photo credit: Troben Bjorn Hansen
- Have Tiffany as your shoe pusher. She works in the JCPenney shoe department, and her sweet face and girl-next-door vibe lulls you into trying on a pair of 4-inch, cork-soled wedges even though you’re already six-feet tall and asked for flat or low-heeled sandals. (Also, you haven’t worn anything higher than a 2-inch heel since Reagan left office.)
- Drop the conceit that I’m talking about anyone but me. Proceed to say “me” rather than “you.” (And yet, the opportunity to shift perspective remains open to you as well!)
- Wear them around the shoe department, admiring my super-sexy legs and feeling amazed that they fit so well, I’m not falling on my nearly 50-year-old fanny (which is lucky, indeed, considering how far there is to fall!).
- Indulge Tiffany when she says, “Just let me see what they total up to be,” after you say yes to the two practical pairs but waffle at adding the heels. After all, I was hoping to use a $50 gift card to cover the purchase and I’m not sure I’ll ever have the gumption to leave the house in these cork towers. She sneakily punches in her associate discount and tempts me into buying them.
- Practice wearing them around the house. Notice how low the kitchen cabinets hang, wonder how I’d ever manage to descend a staircase in these contraptions, and fear I’m falling to my bare-bottomed death as I attempt to use the bathroom. (Too much information? I apologize.)
- Turn up at a monthly writer’s function with these shoes strapped to my feet. Greet everyone and dare them to notice what’s different about me as I loom over them, a jolly, silver-haired giantess.
Counting up my lessons
I jest, but it really was an eye-opening experience. A mere four-inch shift in my perspective did affect my world view. It made me consider afresh how petite people view the world. And the truly giant. It forced me to pay renewed attention to my center of balance. These little things dramatically shifted the way I experienced my day.
Of course, it’s also changed the way I see myself. And shoes.