I stubbed my toe today. Really hard. Now since I am often in sandals … well let’s just say it hurt. A lot. As I was working up a really creative set of curses to shout out in the odd belief that cursing makes stubbed toes feel better … well I had an epiphany. One of those epiphanies that makes you stop in place and just say: WOW! It dawned on me that the toe I stubbed was on my right foot, which just so happens to be on my right leg (go figure). And my right leg happens to be the leg that I crushed several years ago in a freak car juggling accident (a story for another day). Now here I was vigorously stubbing a toe on a leg that once was so damaged some thought I would be wheelchair ridden. My curse creation stopped short, to be replaced by a profound sense of gratitude. After all, I was actually able to stub that toe. What a wonderful thing!!
Ironically, my epiphany caught me on one leg (since I was hopping around in the stub toe shuffle), resulting in me falling forward…landing directly on the stubbed toe again. The curse creation … recently put on hold, suddenly reached award winning levels. But epiphany remained!
Life is funny sometimes.