This is for all you worry warts out there. This is what the Urban Dictionary says about the phrase “waiting for the other shoe to drop” which is the title of tomorrow’s’ blog:
To await an event that is expected to happen, due to being causally linked to another event that has already been observed. Gets its origin from the following joke.
A guest who checked into an inn one night was warned to be quiet because the guest in the room next to his was a light sleeper. As he undressed for bed, he dropped one shoe, which, sure enough, awakened the other guest. He managed to get the other shoe off in silence, and got into bed. An hour later, he heard a pounding on the wall and a shout: “When are you going to drop the other shoe?” Thus the term “waiting for the other shoe to drop.”
Do you ever have seasons in your life where you feel like you just can’t catch your breath? Why don’t you just kick me when I’m down!! Gesh! What does a girl/guy need to do to catch a break around here? Are you kidding me? THIS on top of everything else I’m dealing with right now? To use another cliché, when it rains, it pours. Having experienced times like that, it’s only natural to feel like one bad thing can start a land slide of disaster in your life.
But here’s my Oh-So-Profound advice from the movie “When Harry Met Sally”. Remember when they are driving from Chicago to New York after college and he asks her, “Do you ever think about death?” He then brags about how much he thinks about death in order to make himself sound like a deep person. He says, “I’m just sayin’ when it comes down, I’m going to be ready for it.”
And Sally quips back, “Well in the meantime you’ll ruin your life waiting for it!”
You can stop waiting for the other shoe to drop, and tomorrow I’ll tell you why. For now, just breathe… exhale… and stop worrying. You’re not being buried alive, it just feels that way now. You’re not being singled out as a victim. You’re not being punished. Hope is just around the corner… in tomorrow’s blog.