This past week I enjoyed the honor of teaching a class at Esther's Place for felted slippers. I feel like there is nothing more luxurious, or indulgent, or feminine, than a pair of cozy slippers that are fun, colorful and you! They are needle and wet felted and shaped around your feet so they fit you perfectly. With dozens of colors to choose from, and hundreds of combinations, one could literally warm the feet of everyone in her world and not exhaust the possibilities!
One of the joys of teaching is the ability to bring together perfect strangers and through the act of sharing art, an afternoon and a skill, meld the group together. Our conversations ranged from horses to homeschooling to tea tasting and beyond. We shared smiles, advice, laughs and hints. Old memories were shared, while new memories were being made. We were all different, but at the same time, we were all the same.
So at the end of the day, we all had a beautiful pair of slippers and some warm feet! But I think we also had warm hearts. That is the kind of warmth that is kindled from one person to another, in the simple act of sharing ourselves. We forget that in today's world that teaches us to be so very guarded and protective. So as we melt away the cold iciness with our warm hearts, we're changing things little by little. So remember....sometimes the tiniest of actions can really mean so much more!