F*ing Fridays are back!
And, they will continue to occur on Friday. I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5 in Year 1, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.
Last week I dove into the word Fit.
Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word:
As in, click your heels.
I spotted this poster at The National Stationary Show… and it made me stop and think.
Just how does a girl who spends most of her time in flip flops these days click her heels?
And, then, a phrase in my father’s voice rang through my head:
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
I never knew what this meant, actually. I spent most of my childhood trying to decipher phrases like this by questioning my father …usually with queries that ended in, “But why?!”
Back then, we didn’t have Wikipedia.
Now, thankfully, for those of us not blessed with photographic memories, we do. So I looked it up.
“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride” is an English language proverb andnursery rhyme, originating in the 16th century, which is usually used to suggest that it is useless to wish and that better results will be achieved through action.
Aha! All these years later I finally get it.
I think my father was trying to tell me to stop dreaming and starting doing. To kick up some dust with these heels of mine, instead of clanking them together all the time.
Somehow his message sunk in and helped create a solid work ethic in this hard head of mine — it’s enough to write a blog post everyday.
Still, I never gave up on wishing.
Even if I don’t wear snazzy heels these days, I keep clicking my chaffed, flip-flopped footsies together.
And, no matter what kind of shoes you wear, I hope you do too.
Make a wish.