4 comments | published by Linda | October 18, 2010

She twirled. Dressed in pink, with arms stretched out and her chin high, she twirled. Only five, it didn't take much for her to lose her balance anyhow, so spinning was a challenge. Yet, in ballet class she was taught to twirl.

Her feet, hidden inside tights and slippers, seemed somehow confused, and became almost tangled. The more she spun around, the further across the room she would go. Losing balance her form unraveled, knees bent, and she tumbled to the floor.

Her gentle teacher grabbed her hand, lifted her to her feet and pointed up to the picture at the highest point in the room. Being reminded of where her eyes were to be as she twirled, in order to keep balance, she started again.

With every turn, she now only focused on the picture she was told to lock her eyes on. She no longer roamed aimlessly across the room, but with every twirl she returned where she belonged, and kept her balance.

Where are our eyes? Do we look up to the highest point, in order to keep our balance? If not, we know that our gentle teacher will grab our hands, lift us to our feet, and remind us where to lock our eyes, and we will start to twirl.

Posted in Play Room    |   Tags: Taught to Twirl

October 18, 2010
Our teacher is so very patient with us; some of us have been "learning to twirl" for a very long time. Yet, He still is there.

Thanks, the picture is perfect.

October 18, 2010
Love it!

October 19, 2010
Balance in life ~ learning as I go.
I cherish these treasures/searching for sunshine.

October 21, 2010
Keep them coming, Linda. You have a wonderful gift and I am so thankful you take the time to write and share with us!!

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