Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Foundation up!

I learned the hard way a long time ago that the foundation of anything is a pretty important part of it.  I was probably 12 years old and I had been to a week long day camp and just adored one of the counselors who had been very kind to me when some of the kids were mean about my weight.  She truly made such a difference in my life with her kindness and the daily encouraging words she offered to me.  So at the end of the week, it was decided that we would get together the following weekend and have a little farewell party.   I decided that I would build her a very special wishing well made out of popsicle sticks.  I worked all week on that thing and truly, it was the coolest thing ever.  It even had a little bucket you could lower down into the well as if to get water.  I just loved that thing, however, upon my first good look at it, I found it to be as crooked as my dog's back leg.  The only way to remedy my crooked little popsicle wishing well was to remove the pieces all the way back to where the crookedness began.  And yep. . . it was all the way back at the foundation of the piece.  Aarrgggggg!! 

Boy is that an important foundational truth in life.  If you build a house on a crooked foundation, the house will lean to the right or left causing a multitude of problems.  Likewise, if you build your thought life on top of an untrue body of beliefs, then your behavior will be crooked (or unhealthy).  For that reason, it is incredibly important that we make sure our foundation is healthy.

*NOTE:  Be prepared for the lamest segway ever. . .

Speaking of healthy foundations, what's more foundational than our feet?  With the arrival of Fall and this awesome cool weather, it's a perfect time to get out and walk.  Our H.O.P.E. participants, and especially our friends who have not come in awhile, are all invited to:

"H.O.P.E. Day" at Omega Sports with Adison Edwards presenting "How fun are my feet?"
November 9th any time between 11am - 2pm. located in the Park Road Shopping Center
4271-B Park Road
Charlotte, NC, 28209

We will also be educated with gait analysis and evaluations and the best part . . . . each of us will get a nice discount on whatever we purchase from the store!  An added bonus for those who choose not to purchase anything on that day, a certificate will be given with the name, size, color and style of the shoes so that it may be purchased as a Christmas present by a loved one!  Discount included!! 

We already have about 10 coming.  It will be a great opportunity to connect and reconnect with each other while learning about the importance of treating our feet kindly.   See you in group Tuesday!

1 comment:

Ra said...

Why I thought it was a great segway Julie. :-)
And such a true message. Foundation is paramount.
Lots of Love!