Their dirty feet
I’ve decided to do something a bit different for today’s Fotoquote Friday. I was thinking of doing a part for my this is where I live series dedicated solely to the sky, but then thought better of it because 1) the sky is beautiful almost everywhere in the world, 2) I already have too many photos to share with you, and 3) I thought this collage would be a cooler way to share the stunning sky with all of you.
I only wish I could share the nighttime sky with all of you because it’s the clearest I’ve ever seen. The first clear night, I was in awe of the stars and the moon. It’s true what they say about the sky being so much more breathtaking when far away from city or even small-town lights. During the day, however, the clouds often times seem to dance in colors of fire and pinks and purples. If I don’t see colorful clouds, clear skies, or rainbows, it’ll just be your usual overcast gray sky which, unfortunately, is around much more than I’d like. The skies featured are always a welcome sight.
On to the quote! I know I just posted a Gandhi quote a couple weeks ago, but after writing out my anger post and reading all of your beyond amazing and thoughtful comments, I knew I’d be using this quote. Seriously, your responses took me by surprise and I appreciated so much that you took the time to leave your thoughts. Each one of you made me feel so much better. Thank you!
Something many of you said which is true in just about every occasion when it comes to anger is that “it’s not worth it”. That anger directed at us can be compared to dirty feet that you don’t have to allow to enter into your mind. You can choose whether you want to brew that hot stew of anger or “let it go“. So maybe I did brew that pot for a while, but by the second day your words got to me in the best possible way and, let me tell you, the week got so much easier… at least when it came to that anger. Besides, it’s easier to let go of mean comments when they’re pictured as little muddy feet walking around your brain.
I still have a long way to go when it comes to fully accepting this quote into my life, but I know I’m getting there. The next time you let other people’s thoughts and opinions get to you, just remember this quote. It’s up to you to decide whether those dirty feet will enter your mind or turn right around once they get to the entrance. I hope you have a weekend full of clear skies and
clean feet a clear mind!