Holy Socks

I have difficulty finding comfortable socks. It has something to do with the size of my feet and legs. When I do find a comfortable pair, I tend to wear them a lot to the point of them becoming holey and threadbare. That’s when they become really comfortable, but I have to be careful with them. If Suzy finds them in my drawer, she will throw them out, so I go to great lengths to hide them from her.

People sometime are like socks. We become more and more comfortable with a person who has a few flaws (holes). A perfect person is like support stockings, they may be good for us, but they are no fun at all and you can’t wait to get home and take them off. We all have flaws (holes), and that’s why we are comfortable with others who are flawed in some way as well.

It is okay to get a new pair of socks or friends every now and then, but embrace the holes and flaws. It is in their (our) imperfection that makes us comfortable.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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  1. my dad was hard to fit, too… great memories of when you and Dad taught Sunday school at the Cathedral. Loving, gentle Giants sharing their foundation in God to the little ones.

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