By Lynda Monk

Recently I was folding some laundry and found two mismatched socks.  I went on the hunt for the missing socks.  I looked back in the dryer to make sure they weren’t there.  I rummaged through all the clean laundry to see if I just missed them.  I went to my sock drawer in case the two missing socks were already there.  I thought to myself, “this is strange, where could these two socks be?”  Then I thought, I need to stop my search for these socks as it is becoming a “thing” and I have a lot of other much more important things to do than find matching socks.

But you know sometimes how the small things can niggle away at you while an entire book you want to write is waiting for you?  Or how you have to organize your sock drawer when there is an entire house to clean?  I’m sure you can relate, as I think (or hope) these things happen to all of us from time to time – distraction, procrastination, obsession…

Just when I was ready to abandon my search for the two missing socks, I looked down and noticed I was wearing them!  I laughed out loud when I noticed they were on my feet.  It reminded me of all the times I look for my glasses and they are pushed up on top of my head.

So what is the moral of the story?

Sometimes things are closer than we think.  Obvious answers might be a quick glance (in a new direction) away.  Small distractions might be teaching us a larger lesson.

Sock Inspired Journaling Prompts

1. What things make you feel comfortable and cozy?

2.  What is something that has been obvious, and in sight, that you might have missed?

3.  If you were to design a pair of socks and could put anything on them, what would they look like?