“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom” ~ Mary Browne
One day, two friends Mildred and Eunice were chatting about what had been a long unsolved circumstance in their lives. They looked at each other and voiced the same thought. “What would have happened if we hadn’t listened to our intuition.”
“We nearly paid her no mind.” Said Miss Eunice.
“Isn’t it funny how when we meet someone we often get a foolhearty notion right away? asked Miss Mildred.
“That’s just plain wrong! We found that out, haven’t we!” said Miss Eunice.
“We know some people deal with life with a more open heart and open eyes, don’t we?” The two women chuckled as they embraced each other.
Mildred, shook her head pitifully as if she was scolding herself. “Throughout a lifetime, there have been many mistakes where I haven’t seen too clearly because something gets in the way and I’ve judged too quickly. Then when a second chance comes along I realize its not the other person who is flawed, it’s me for thinking the way I do.”
“If nothing else, we’ve both learned from our mistakes. Haven’t we?”
“Uh-huh. We’ve learned not to be two old biddies with closed minds, haven’t we?”
“Thank the Lord when one circumstance led to another we decided to give the idea more than a passing glance. Probably the best thing we two ole ladies have done together yet.”
“Well, we’ve learned how wise it is to listen to our hearts.”
“Who was that fellow, Mildred, who said ‘I myself am made entirely made of flaws stitched together with good intentions’?”
“That was Augusten Burroughs! The man that wrote Running with Scissors! Remember that book?”
“Sure do, its a story we both related to. We really need to remember to his words. All because of a preconcieved notion we nearly missed our solution which was right in front of us.”
Miss Mildred and Miss Eunice, two characters in Sue Leonard’s fictional story, Sew the Heart, had many notions to share with readers. To learn more about the publication visit this website.