Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve

Have you heard the saying, "She wears her heart on her sleeve?" It originally referred to people who would wear an arm band showing their affiliation. Policemen, when a fellow officer dies, wear a black band on their arm. Ladies of the court in medieval times tied a piece of cloth around the arm of their favorite knight as a display of affection. When I think of the phrase I think of someone who shows their hurt feelings easily. Although I think it is important, at times, that others know if you are having a hard time so they can help or pray for you, I don't think it is wise to be too easily read. It seems to diminish the valid feelings of others. Everyone has trials in life, that is why we are here, to prove ourselves worthy to return to our perfect Father in Heaven, but we should not all advertise our trials. We cannot and should not wear our trials like badges of honor on our breast as does the military but we should all observe that everyone does have a trial that they too have endured. Like this cute puppy I recently came upon, he shares his heart naturally so be willing to share your heart everywhere you go just make sure it's natural.