But They're Comfortable
My favorite pair of jeans has bit the dust. Almost literally. One day they were thinning out and showing some fraying in spots. The next day this. A hole. And the next time I wore them, I had even bigger holes in both legs.
I know some people would tell me these are now in style. I see girls with rips and holes in their jeans all the time. I, however, have always believed that if I'm going to wear jeans, I want them to cover all of my legs. And if I want parts of my legs exposed, I'll wear capris or shorts. Rips make me think of things worn out.
Like my favorite pair of jeans.
So, how did they get to this point? The point where they've been relegated to gardening days and paint jeans, aka the ones I wear when I know I'll get dirty.
Well, it's because I kept wearing them. You see, they're my favorite, because they're so comfortable. They fit just right, don't ride down or up, don't squeeze anything I don't want squeezed, and look pretty good, too. So, even though I knew they were getting close to dying, I kept wearing them.
Can you guess where I'm going with this?
Yep. It makes me think of other aspects of my life where I think, "Yeah, I'll give that up sometime soon, but right now I'm too comfortable."
Like what? Like that TV show that has added in unnecessary things I know are sins, but the world thinks are needed in every TV show out there now. Lude activity, nasty language, "alternative lifestyles," etc. And I don't want any of it in my life, but I keep allowing it into my home every time I watch the show because ... why? Because it was a good story line when it started? Because I've watched every season up to this one and can't quit now? Because I want to know how they finally tie up all the loose storylines? Is it worth it?
How about friends? Places we like to go hang out? Styles we wear that might not be as modest as others, but are fashionable, so we go along with it anyway? You get the idea.
But just like my poor jeans, someday, those holes are going to show. Then what?
Do we stay in the ripped jeans, all flaws showing, because they're comfortable? Or do we step back and reevaluate and maybe find something better?
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