I should clarify before I begin this post (on the off-chance that the title was not clear enough)….. I am speaking of literal cold feet – not the cold feet that people get when they are worried that they are making the wrong decision (such as cold feet on one’s wedding day). Yes, I am indeed talking about feet that are as cold as ice cubes!!!
There have been many times when I was banned from the bed unless I had socks on because I would shock my partner with the temperature. I have been accused of having feet as cold as ice.
I will admit that, since I began to exercise regularly, I have this more under control than I had in the past.
While I have been known to have cold feet, I do believe I have a warm, caring heart. I find that there are many things that create a warm heart and feed the fire in a warm heart. I find that I am so blessed when I take a moment and give to others – whether it is volunteering or reaching out to a student, staff member, or parent in need of a word of encouragement. These acts of kindness often provide me with more encouragement than those I am helping. I feel honored to be able to be included in their lives.
Today, 99 days ’til 40, I am happy to keep kindling the fire in my heart by reaching out to others.