Be Brave!

Not, this isn’t some big “pump you up” self-help posting.  Just a funny story I have to share with you about my recent need to “dig deep” and “be brave”.

I was invited to an Oktober Fest at a co-worker’s house.  The party was last night.  There would be many people there I did not know, and being naturally shy, just going to a party like that requires a certain amount of pulling myself up by the boot straps.  I planned on going a little bit late, so that I wouldn’t be among the first to arrive.  I got dressed and headed out.

It was dark by the time I arrived, but there was no mistaking the Italian cut of the suit on the man who arrived just before me.  And he assisted a woman out of their vehicle who was extremely well-dressed as well.  My heart sank.  I hadn’t even thought to ask what the dress would be!  I assumed it was casual.  And while I was dressed nicely, I was in jeans.  And it was much too far away from my house for a quick run home to change.  As I saw it I had two choices:  1)  Leave  2) Stay!  I know!  Brilliant deduction, right?  I was kind of sick feeling.

As I sat in my car having an internal dialogue about leaving versus staying, I texted a friend for support, and decided to go in.  I pulled myself up tall, and told myself that nobody would care that I wasn’t dressed up.

And when I walked in the door, I quietly laughed to myself.  Nicely Dressed Couple were the only two there that weren’t dressed at least as casually as I was!  In an odd twist of fate, the couple who unknowingly made me feel badly about how I was dressed was the same couple who were the ones whose dress made them stand out!  Odd twist of fate, no?

Is there a moral to this story?  Proabably.  How about “things are not always as they seem” or maybe “just stop worrying about things that don’t matter and have some fun!”?

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About Lou (Linda)

Just a girl from Colorado trying to live life to God's glory with a certain amount of gusto! View all posts by Lou (Linda)

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