A Year of Smiles – Day 139

Reason to SMILE #139: SHORT PEOPLE (Yep – that’s me!)


I was making my way to an intersection.  The light was red but I was turning right so I veered off in the right lane and pulled up to see if any traffic was coming before I made my turn.  I looked over to the left and there was a big truck waiting in the other lane to turn left.  Unfortunately, I was too short to see past this behemoth of a vehicle.  I slowly inched forward trying to get a better view of oncoming traffic.  But I noticed that the truck slowly inched forward, as well.  Ugh!  I inched forward a little bit more.  The truck inched forward a little bit more.  Aw, c’mon!  I inched forward a third time at the risk of placing my front bumper out into traffic.  Wouldn’t you know it – the truck inched forward a third time, too.  Fine! I’ll wait for the light to turn green! 

That’s the story of my life.  I’m a short person living in a tall, tall world.

I can only reach the first shelf of my kitchen cabinets.  At the local mini-golf course, I can only see the very tip top of my head in the bathroom mirror.  At work, I can only see from my nose up in the bathroom mirror.  I have to move the driver’s seat in my car so close to the steering wheel that if the airbag went off, well, I’d hate to think what would happen.  Both of my boys tower over me which makes it extremely difficult to be intimidating.  When I have to meet with a group of people around a conference table, I always have to stand – that at least gives the appearance of authority.  And I have to use an umbrella to reach the switch that turns on the magnetic lock on the church doors.

Being short is not always fun!  But being short does have it’s advantages. I get to wear the cutest shoes and clothes and they don’t take up much space in my closet so I can buy a bunch more. I’m pretty much the same size as my kids in the children’s ministry at church. Getting down to their level is easy. If I fall, I don’t have far to go before hitting the ground. I don’t have to duck to get into doorways. And when I can’t reach something on the top shelf while shopping, I get to find a tall, dark and handsome stranger to help. Just don’t tell my husband! 😉

Yes, I’m short. And that’s okay with me because I’ve always heard that God only let things grow until they’re perfect. I guess some of us just didn’t take as long as others! Hehehe! 😜 I’m only kidding. 

Now click here, listen to this song and SMILE!

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