S.E. Bailey from What Say You suggested I write about how barefoot and dirty days of growing up in the country makes for a grounded soul.
The idea of this topic just made me smile. I have to be honest though, I haven’t gone barefoot a lot throughout my life and I have only lived in the country for a year.
I have always loved playing in the mud, provided I don’t get June beetles in my hair like that one time… 😉 I am kinda a sissy when it comes to bugs and snakes. But anyway, I loved to feel the squishy mud in between my little toes. I loved to create things with mud and let them harden. I even have some of them still!
I don’t ever remember being afraid of getting dirty. Now, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t at one time, as I, like almost every other little girl, did go through a short princess phase. I always dreamed of living in the country. I did not care for city life, living in a subdivision. For this very reason the song How Country Feels is one of my absolute favorite country songs. Randy Houser names off just about everything I dreamed to do, or have done.
One of the best times of my life was going horseback riding with my two very country friends. They did some country things that I had never gotten to do before. It was a lot of fun and made me feel at peace. There is something about spending time in the world as God first created it.
So, at this time in my life I don’t know that I could explain how the “barefoot and dirty days” growing up in the country make for a grounded soul. But I know it does. I guess there is something about owning a piece of land that makes you feel safe and secure.
What do you think about country living? Do you like to get dirty? Or are you a city slicker? 😉