Remember the Hans Christian fable of The Red Shoes? Do not scoff at the girl and her foolishness. As we get older in life and start ‘owning’ things, we all behave like that poor girl in red shoes. We buy ‘things’ and soon those things start owning and controlling us.
This is an amazing story and worth remembering. Sure as a kid when you read it, you thought how could such a shoe exist..and would you have to lose your legs to get rid of a shoe. Yes it is imaginary a story, yes it sounds impossible.
Just sit back and wonder…have you given up on a relationship because you wanted to own something?
For those who have not read the Red Shoes………..here is a small pdf………..it is a small 10 minute read and your kids will enjoy it too………..
How Many of Us Wear the Red Shoes?
We should learn to take control of our own “red shoes” before they take control of us.
If you have ever complained about not having somethings (and who has not?) stop the thoughts. Immediately start writing a notebook of why you have Gratitude and towards whom and for what.
It is a very powerful exercise of being grateful for what is given to us. I can not say about others, but I am sure I have more than what I deserve and I can easily make a list of 100 people to whom I owe much more than what they owe me. Whether it is the teacher who taught me, or the client who paid for my house, shelter, holidays, food on the table, a great life or a super great set of friends, colleagues, kids, … the list is endless.
Still once in a while you read a story like this and it makes you question. You know you have done nothing to give back to the world for what has been given to you……read this……I beg of you to read this……read on……The Last Walk for Water
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