99 Days ’til 40: Cold Feet, Warm Heart

14 Nov


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.



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22 responses to “99 Days ’til 40: Cold Feet, Warm Heart

  1. The Quiet Borderline (back in hospital)

    November 14, 2012 at 00:18

    Cold hands, warm
    Heart? Cold feet, warm

    • 400daystil40

      November 18, 2012 at 22:27

      yep, there i go mixing metaphors again!

  2. Lani Longshore

    November 14, 2012 at 00:36

    Ah, the curse of cold feet. I wear socks to bed at least six months out of the year, and I live in California.

  3. ocdtalk

    November 14, 2012 at 01:03

    This post made me smile as it reminds me of my grandmother, who always had such cold hands. She would smile and say, “Cold hands, warm heart.” Thanks for the memory trigger!

  4. walkwiththerabbi

    November 14, 2012 at 01:03

    I’ve come to know, that your heart is an inferno of love towards others, that cannot be extingusihed and therefore, renders as insignificant, moot, all that which is external. It’s what defines true beauty.

  5. buckwheatsrisk

    November 14, 2012 at 02:57

    my Hubby has feet like that! lol he also has a warm heart. 🙂

  6. sharonhughson

    November 14, 2012 at 03:46

    I think the saying might be “Cold hands but a warm heart” but I think it carries the same connotation. I hate having cold feet. It’s a good thing my husband is a living furnace, so I’ve never been banned from bed. I hate wearing socks in bed, so there would be a tussle if it ever came to “Put on socks because your feet are like ice cubes.”

    • 400daystil40

      November 18, 2012 at 22:24

      hehehe – yes, I am known to mix metaphors – it is one of my specialties! 🙂

  7. A Table in the Sun

    November 14, 2012 at 05:58

    Yes, it’s true. It’s such a blessing to reach out to others. My goal this week has been to open my heart to others, even at work…where we are all running around with an intense focus all day. Sometimes you just forget how much it means to someone to look up and smile.

    • 400daystil40

      November 18, 2012 at 22:24

      What a great goal you made for yourself this past week – it would make a great blog entry!

  8. Another Thousand Words

    November 14, 2012 at 17:10

    That old adage was meant for people like you and me, 400! Cold feet should NEVER cause one to shy away from giving, sharing, and being kind!

  9. thelastsongiheard

    November 15, 2012 at 05:24

    I had a girlfriend like that once… her body temperature seemed to be very low… on the other hand, mine seemed to be quite high… she used to call me a human radiator… which was fine, because it gave us a good excuse to snuggle up on cold nights 😀

    …anyway… if it’s cold hands, warm heart, what do warm hands signify? *pout*

  10. knitxpressions

    November 16, 2012 at 04:28

    I know what you mean about the cold feet. I get them too in bed and a few times it had resulted in me waking up due to severe toe cramps that hurt so bad my leg muscles ache the next morning. So yes, socks in bed definitely…and I’ve heard it’s good to keep your legs warm in bed anyway. I’m sure all your readers (myself included of course) can feel the warmth of your heart from your blog posts, so keep that fire burning inside and keep spreading the love =)

    • 400daystil40

      November 18, 2012 at 22:19

      Thank you so much! I also use rice bags to warm my feet at the end of the bed!

  11. queenoffamilosity

    November 16, 2012 at 09:59

    Yes excerise is good, potassium too. Then you will have warm feet, warm heart! All kidding aside, the warm heart part is the most important.


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