Do you remember the children's story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Here's a quick modern-day recap! A hungry and tired Goldilocks went to the Bear Family's home because it looked like the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and get a little rest. The Bears were away at the time, so she started out in the kitchen, tasting the shrimp gumbo.
Papa and Mama Bear's gumbo was too hot and too cold, respectively, but Baby Bear's was "just right". As she checked out the chairs and beds, Papa and Mama Bear's did not work out to her satisfaction either, but Baby Bear's was "just right". As soon as she got comfortable and relaxed, the Bear Family returned home to find a surprised Goldilocks, who now realized that her "just right" situation isn't so "just right" after all.
In life, women can find themselves like Goldilocks – hungry and tired. Hungry for things to change and tired of things being the same. We may think that if we have the right mate, the right job, the right house in the right neighborhood and the right contacts – things will be "just right".
Even when we've got the right combination of things in our favor, there's no such thing as a happily ever after. Like Goldilocks, we are soon confronted with the reality that it's just a matter of time before something upsets our "just right" situation. The truth is there will always be some intrusion that comes to shake our faith, shatter our hope and try to steal our peace.
When you find yourself being a modern-day Goldilocks and going through those times where you are not having very many "just right" days, remember, it will pass. Life itself may often seem "too cold" or "too hard", but sooner or later, you will have the joy of experiencing it "just right."
Gloria Thomas Anderson, MSW
Columnist of: Inspiring Insights For Your Soul and Spirit!
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