"Pebble In Shoe" copyright ©Dan Balogh

by Michelle Maynard-Koenig

It is the pebble in our shoe
that stops us in our tracks.
Discomfort begging for attention,
we search, find and pluck it out.

What would it be like
if there were no pebbles?
Nothing to cause discomfort
that stop us in our tracks?

In life there are growing pains
that stop us on our journey,
imploring us to to search
and attend to the discomfort.

When it is found and dealt with,
we gain awareness of where to walk,
strength in endurance,
and courage to face fear.

That is …
Until the next pebble,
as we travel down the path of life,
finds its way into our shoe.

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