Do you remember Cinderella singing…’in my own little corner, in my own little house, I can do whatever I want to do’? That song has played through my head often in my lifetime. It’s actually been 20 years since I’ve been to Florida, until now. So this week has been wonderful. (And yes, I do live a sheltered life.)
Moving to Pennsylvania and this trip to Florida have me thinking about what a small world a lot of us live in, and how our blinders are so unintentionally on. I’ve gotten so comfortable in my small piece of the world that more often than not, I do nothing to reach out any further. I’m all for loving where you’re at, and those you’re near…but there’s something to be said for opening our minds and eyes to what’s beyond our own little corner.
For some it’s a much more extravagant lifestyle than which I live, for others it’s so much harder than for me. This I know, from today on, I plan to open my eyes further, open my heart wider, look for others pain, seek others joy. I want to live beyond ‘my own little corner’, hopefully sharing love and being more understanding, pointedly telling myself that ‘my way is not the only way’ and it’s not always ‘the best way’. I plan to try and hold my tongue a whole lot more. Do more listening. Sincerely listening. And I plan to “act”, follow that nudge I feel in my heart.
I pray for you, and thank you for blogging with me. And I do care about what’s happening in your little corner.