Saturday, August 16, 2014

My life is like a pair of old Holey socks!


Life is like a pair of socks.  You start out new, you are soft to the touch.  You are bright and clean, with lots of elasticity with your whole life ahead of you.  You go through childhood and you may get worn outside without shoes and you begin to get a little dirty, but you are still in good shape.  The mom of the house continues to try and keep you clean but sometimes the outside dirt starts seeping into your fibers and by the time you become a teenager maybe you begin to lose your way.  You end up separated from everything you have known and you become a lost sock!


Now you are a young adult and you are a lost sock, You desperately try and find your match.  Whether it be the perfect match in a relationship, a perfect match in a career.  You search high and low for this perfect match and wonder if you will ever be whole again.  You go on and match up with a sock with a different colored stripe or maybe a different color all together.  You put up a front by putting on pants so no one will see that you are not matched but you are not happy this way.

Your journey continues through life and one day right when you thought you've lost all hope, behind the dryer you find your match!  Life is perfect again as if you were just out of the package.  You have traveled far and have went on many journeys.  You are now a wise old pair of socks.  Sometimes the journey makes you a little stinky but with a good cleansing you are nice again.  You become worn and comfortable, so comfortable in fact that you become a favorite amongst your peers.  Other lost socks come to you for advice on finding and becoming the perfect match.

Now you have gone through life, you are comfortable.  You begin to get worn too much, you start to become thin.  Holes start forming in the areas of the most friction.  But because this pair of old socks has become a favorite and always has it's mate they continue to be worn.  Now that there are holes where there is the most friction, the skin underneath blisters and starts to callus making it even thicker and stronger than before.  You have done your job, time to retire into the old rag box in the garage.  You sit and you watch, still matched with your Holey mate the new socks coming out of their package.  You wonder what their journey may bring, and just hope they find their match in this crazy crazy world of lost socks.


Have a wonderful mating day ;)

45 comments:

  1. That was wonder what a great story, I will never look at my pair of old socks the same way again.

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  2. LOL...Now this I will not soon forget. Comparing life to a sock. While a little odd it is a great analogy. So sharing LOL

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  3. So true!! Thank you so much for this beautiful post ^_^

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  4. As someone who recently found her match behind the dryer…. this is lovely! I look forward to wearing thin as we go through life together. lol

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    1. Happy to hear you found your match! Cheers to many many happy years :)

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  5. And, for some reason I'm extra "protective" of my socks because I have my favorite pairs and can't just wear something else. Guess that speaks so much about my life too right? I enjoyed reading this post. See, I got pretty reflective myself. Lol.

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  6. Relating life with a pair of socks is so creative. Sometimes I also thought that life is a pair of shoes. :) Yup, it will also be a crazy world without it.

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  7. This is so true but I didn't realize that we can compare our life with a pair of socks. This post made me reflect my life and the journey that has been.

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  8. This story is timed very nicely! I was just folding my clothes and noticed a few pairs of socks missing (again). I can definitely agree with your story; it makes for a great conversation while folding too :)

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  9. That's the first time I've ever heard a sock analogy for life. It was really good! Great read!

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  10. What a great analogy for life! Who'd have thought that we could relate to socks in real life? Awesome post!

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  11. What a great post! I enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing. =)

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  12. Though socks have holes in them, I sometimes find it hard to throw them away especially when they're comfortable.

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  13. This put a smile on my face. What a great analogy and very true. I never would have made that connection, how did you come up with it?
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  14. socks and life - great analogy! if only my dryer didn't eat up my socks....

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  15. What great post I find your analogy so fitting I guess we are all socks and eventually we will old get holes some will get em sooner than others and some can be parched, but a old thin sock can be made a monkey sock or something else no need for it to just lay in the garage like a rag

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  16. I love this post and the way that you compared sock to life. It is so true! You are a great writer.

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  17. I so never thought of it this way before. What a great insightful post. Thanks for writing it and sharing it with us.

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  18. Great post indeed. Love your analogy of life. Thanks for sharign.

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  19. Very cute. This is all too familiar with my husband and childrens socks. Great post!

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  20. That is so cute! I love the analogy. There's nothing quite like finding the misplaced matching sock and living out your socky lives together. :)

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  21. Totally awesome analogy! Now I feel kinda sorry for my old socks!

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  22. Such a great analogy. I know that it's hard to let go of the holey socks that we love so, but all socks must become rags at some point.

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  23. Love this! It is true, life is like socks! I never really thought of it like that before, but it is true!

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  24. This is a wonderful post! But what do you do if you love multiple socks, particularly the soft, fuzzy, aloe-infused kind? LOL!

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  25. What a cute story. I found my match 24 years ago.

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  26. This is a great analogy. One I have never thought of, but it's definitely true!

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  27. This is the perfect way to describe life. Who knew we had so much in common with socks?

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  28. Well done - original, well crafted and perfect analogy! I'm speechless...

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  29. What a fun analogy! I have never heard it put this way before!

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  30. First time I have heard life compared to a sock but it sure is dead on. Thanks for making me look at my socks (and my life) a little differently.

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  31. Wow, this is awesome, you are a wonderful writer!

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  32. Beautifully put. I will never look at a sock the same way again!

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  33. This is great. I have a worn in comfortable sock, but I love that I can repair any holes that happen :)

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  34. That is a great way putting everything in perspective!

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  35. Sometimes I still feel like a sock out in the world by myself.

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  36. I love the comparison you made. This is perfect!

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