Friday night I went to eat at a favorite restaurant that we often frequent on Friday evenings. Dress was casual. As I crossed my leg under the table I felt my shoe break. I was wearing black lace up sandals that I’d had for years. A pair I’d picked up in Grand Cayman. An old favorite, comfortable shoe. But irreplaceable. The piece of leather between my toes had broken away from the sole. Panic sunk in. I was going to have to take it off to walk out. I was going to have to slop my dripper. 🙂
It was all good. 🙂 They’d lived a good life. My only problem was how was I to walk out of the restaurant discreetly missing one shoe? I had a plan. I strategically placed the shopping bag of food we didn’t eat on the side with no shoe and off I went. Confidently as if nothing was wrong. It was a “Fake it ’til you make it” moment. Fortunately the lights were dimmed, so I think I pulled it off. I made it safely to the car. We were home free. Catrastrophe diverted. 🙂
It reminded me of a favorite Hee Haw skit from years ago where the barber, Archie Campbell, tells his customer, Roy Clark, the story of Rindercella, the dyslexic princess. The story was told using spoonerisms.
It went something like this.
This is the story of Rindercella and her sugly isters. Rindercella and her sugly isters lived in a marge lansion…
It goes on to tell the rest of the fairy tale we all know so well. With a slightly dyslexic twist. 🙂 My favorite part was when Rindercella slopped her dripper. Just the sound of it still makes me laugh. I love love and laughter. 🙂
I, too, slopped my dripper! The only difference between me and Rindercella was I had no prandsome hince pick mine up and try to find me. I had mine walking right beside me. ♡ Laughing along with me at my mishap. And who knows someday he may just give me my happily ever after. ♡
Until then, why not join me in searching to find our Lord? He’s right there beside us. No glass slipper necessary to make that fit. It’s the perfect fit. It’s what we were created for.
May we all find laughter in those moments in life when we slop our dripper! 🙂
But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.
Love and laughter,