It is time for another short story, short because it is only six sentences long. Denise of Girlie On The Edges Blog provides a link for this blog hop every week. Go take a look at Six Sentence Stories - Beam to see what others have written. There is always a guaranteed variety of stories using the given weekly prompt word.
The two-by-four-inch board set on edge making the top board of a four-foot-high fence may have seemed an unlikely place to walk, especially since on one side of the fence was a large sow. The trick was to learn which way to jump if one began to teeter.
Trying to walk right down the center whether it be in life or walking on a balance beam requires keeping focused and staying centered. While those traits are necessary ones, especially since life doesn’t always serve only the safest of circumstances, for those situations one does have a certain degree of control it can be immensely strengthened by one’s spiritual and temporal preparation for those times of uncertainty.
Sometimes speed is of the essence and there is no time for hesitating as to which direction to take because one has already made the decision as to what to do when a “what if" situation arises. Once as I was driving along a curvy road I came upon a scrub jay in the middle of the road who flew up to get out of the way, but instead of staying its course and flying out of my lane, it met its demise because it changed its course and flew into the front of my car!
We do need spiritual and temporal preparation for such walks.ReplyDelete
I know for sure that I do.Delete
i know about walking that balance board...ReplyDelete
Sooner or later we all learn that lesson.Delete
What a thoughtful Post (I enjoyed the sadly cautionary tale of the bird in the road)ReplyDelete
Thank you. Some of life's experiences are the best teaching tools.Delete
Staying centered is always a challenge...but oh how our lives are better for it when we do!ReplyDelete
Oh but for a fool proof "trick" to know which way to go! Instinct, a sense of centeredness and solid spiritual grounding goes a long way though.ReplyDelete
How awful for the bird and for you!
As I remember one or more of the kids was in the car at the time, so it turned out to be a real life teaching moment.
Balance is often a lifelong goal. Great six.ReplyDelete
So true, Lisa!Delete
Balance takes practice!ReplyDelete
Does it ever, Mimi!Delete
This is soooo good! It's such a mind game, whether walking a literal balance beam or a figurative one.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dyanne. It truly is.Delete