"Do one thing every day that scares you."
I'd love to read a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. She sounds like my kind of gal - sassy but classy. I mean, really, you've gotta love a woman who leaves behind quotes like, "A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." There are many more, but that first one has been sitting with me for a while.
Comfort. We all crave it, and without those comforts - objects, people, passions - we all get a little batty. I've been slowly working on adding more comfort to my life. Colors. Textures. Scents. Rituals. Excursions. Things that I haven't thought about much before. Things I found unnecessary. Things I was too busy to bother with. I was so, so wrong. Comfort has become a necessity, and I've wrapped my life up with my own comforts - my family, friends, a little garden, lavender oil, threadbare pajamas, white wine, and herbal tea. I finally feel . . . comfortable.
Eleanor had the right idea.
Too much comfort leaves you static. Humans need comfort, but we also need to grow. To adapt. It's what makes us special. The only way to grow, however, is to step out of your comfort zone once in a while. If something scares the crap out of you, that's probably an indication that you're on the right path. Suck it up and keep moving forward.
In honor of Eleanor and all things uncomfortable, I have decided to share something. A picture of my feet. Ta-da. Secret: I hate feet. I don't know why or when it started, but I seriously dislike them. Since it's nine thousand degrees in the shade during the summer down here, I get over it. They're everywhere. And while I do wear flip-flops, I really, really don't want anyone else looking at my feet, forget taking a photo of them. Ick.
What did you do today that scared you or made you uncomfortable?