Friday, June 26, 2009
enCouragingBliss: One Small Gift for Yourself
I received the box in the above photo Thursday afternoon from the UPS man (or the BrownTruck, as we like to call it -- all one word).
I have not held a box of this sort since I was probably twenty years old. I forgot that it was so small and thin, so smooth, containing so much promise. (I am very tactile, if you can't tell.)
What was in the box? I am sure many of you know...
My first pair of brand new black Capezio ballet flats in twenty years! Woot! I am so totally and utterly geeked about this.
You see, this magical pair of shoes cost a mere 30 dollars, and yet as a symbol, they are worth so much more.
Even before I found and signed up for the YogaDance training, I had decided to take my dancing self much more seriously. As a sign of my commitment, I ordered this pair of shoes.
These shoes are a symbol that I am freeing the Wild Woman in me, the Creative Bird who wants to fly higher and faster.
Now they are not just a sign of my commitment to this idea of me, but they are also a sign of that training and how I am preparing for it -- not just emotionally but also physically, of course.
All for thirty dollars!
So...here is the challenge for this week's enCouragingBliss:
What small thing, what inexpensive gift could you get for yourself that would act as a symbol of your commitment to freeing your Inner Wild Woman?
What little something -- when you saw it or used it -- would remind you that you are a member of Eccentricity Revolution.
Come on...Do tell! Then go out and get it.
Make that commitment. Make it tangible.
(Photo Credits: Christine C. Reed, Shoes!, 2009)