This morning while getting dressed for work I ran into a delay when I
got to my Sock Drawer. It should have been a grab and go exercise, one
pair of dark socks to match my dark pants, grab the socks, grab some
coffee, kiss the dog, pat my children and fly out the door
appropriately clothed and caffeinated.
A “Sock Shortage” did not cause my delay; my sock drawer is full
of socks. I was not facing a ” Quality” issue, thanks to my wife and
Mother-in-Law, I have pretty great socks.
I had lots of socks and good socks but what I really needed was a “pair” of socks.
Socks are bought, sold and worn as “pairs”. They are meant to
travel together. A single sock is not half as valuable as a pair of
socks. Socks need partners to do their good work. Starring into my
Sock Drawer this morning I was forced to recognize that somewhere and
somehow 13 beautiful dark socks had lost their partners.
How socks get separated and lost is one of Life’s great mysteries. I
have never banished a sock from my drawer. I have never intentionally
broken up a pair of socks. I work pretty hard to keep them together
and still the pairs get separated and pulled apart through the course
of daily living.
How is your Sock Drawer this morning?
It is not just our socks that are designed to travel together.
How is your partnership with your wife?
Have you lost contact or connection through the course of your daily
lives and routines?
How and where are you pairing with your daughter?
Have you cooked a meal together lately?
Thrown a Frisbee, fed the ducks, played a prank,
read something good to each other,
planted some flowers
or watched a sun rise or set?
Here is the truth about both socks and people
It takes no effort to get separated,
It takes lots of little and big efforts to stay a Pair.
So Happy 4th of July. I hope you and your family will be able to
celebrate Independence Day, with lots and lots of togetherness.
Grace and Peace,
Dr. Don Worcester