Hand in the Cookie Jar

October 11, 2010

this was really cool and very true for many of us…LadyJ

Hand stuck in the jar?

soulstreaker | October 10, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Tags: hand stuck in the jar, my soul salon, rena reese, the soul salon | Categories: advice | URL: http://wp.me/pPQ7z-ip

I once heard a story of a child who had gotten his hand stuck in a jar.  His father worked upwards of an hour to remove the boys hand from the small opening with no luck. The dad began to think he would have to break the ceramic jar to free his son’s hand.

Nearly at his wit’s end, he told the boy, "Son, let’s just try really hard to open up your hand very wide and stretch your fingers out making them as long as you possibly can."

To this, the little boy answered, "No way Daddy, then I would drop the penny and that’s the whole reason I put my hand in here and got into this mess."

How often do we find ourselves in a situation– that simply releasing something small could eliminate?  How often do we hold onto something that keeps us stuck–when letting go of it will free us?  Sometimes it is something small–and sometimes these things are quite big–but the ease with which we will free ourselves is often proportionate to the "that something."

What’s your penny?  Can you let it go?

All the best!

Rena M. Reese

Founder, Soul Salon International

PS- The Soul Salon is moving to its permanent home at MySoulSalon.com and will soon stop posting to both blogs. I would love it if you’d pop over there and subscribe there as I will soon stop double posting. (They look remarkably similar) I pinky-swear this will be the last move.

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