Finally, I decided to leave my manhood in the truck, hobble in and see if they could do a pedicure for someone like me. I was sure they had never dealt with anybody quite my size before. I was not even sure that they would take a man as a client.
When I walked in, I discovered that they did not speak English. At least most of them did not. I inquired and was warmly received, then ushered to a chair where they could work on my toes. Within 20 minutes, I received a pedicure to beat all pedicures. The young woman who did my toes did a marvelous job. I was afraid that she would try to paint my toenails and I was prepared for a vigorous No. But she did not and was very gracious in taking care of my wounded toe.
When I went to pay for the pedicure, I was surprised it was only $20.
I walked painlessly to my truck and sitting in my truck was my manhood with $180. That is what I call a good day.
I could not help think of a verse in Proverbs, “Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud” (Proverbs 16:19).
Sometimes a proud spirit gets in the way of healthy living. When I think too much of myself I have too much of myself to think of.
Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com.