At 5’2″ and 1/4…  I think I qualify as PETITE!  When people ask me how tall I am, I emphasize that I am 5’2 PLUS 1/4″ because let’s face it, I need every bit of height I can get!  In the 1970’s I took advantage of wedge-style shoes – you know, the ones with stacked soles that make you feel like a giant without making your feet feel too bad?  And back then they were natural colored leather – ah, I loved those.  We carried the natural leather bags that matched – it was like we were flower children, embracing all things natural.

I wanted to be just like Farrah…  but as the years went by, I learned to love and appreciate Linda.  Did you know the minimum height to do modeling in the 1970’s was 5’7″???  I’m not sure why I remember that, other than I remember thinking, “Well, there went that career opportunity down the tubes!” 


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Let’s face it…  a person with short legs has a very difficult time wearing bell-bottom jeans!  There’s just not enough length there to begin with!  Women with legs that never end can wear anything…  but for a short gal, I think I nailed it. But… I so wanted to look like Farrah…  I loved her name, her hair, the fact that she had legs…  and who didn’t???  She was beautiful!!!e5bf1246a0b07b78aa462f00fa84a142Farrah never had to wear heels for height – she was just so pretty.c37aa2500154abf05d879b49b7a41ed9Yes, the clutch bag brings back a memory or two as well.

I rocked “short” even as a youngster.  I did an essay in school called “Does a Person’s Height Make Them More Successful?”  Sadly, the answer is yes.  The taller a person is, the more respected they are and the further ahead they get.  So, short people have a hurdle to jump (no pun intended) – tall people jump hurdles easier too.  We get overlooked (again, no pun intended) until we speak – and if we don’t speak up, we will not be heard.  When I speak – it has to be loud so that people will look down and notice me.  It’s true.

There was a popular song back in the 1970’s that made me crazy.  It was called SHORT PEOPLE.  Ugh…  ok – here it is:  wake me up when it’s over.

Now that I’m older and the fashions have gotten more kind to all body types, I don’t feel so bad about being short.  That’s why today I am celebrating Petite and Proud Day!  I may as well embrace my petite, because it’s not likely to change anytime soon, ya know???5-4 PETITE & PROUD

I believe it has less to do with stature and physical traits – and more to do with personality, positive attitude, charisma and the traits that come from deep down inside your soul.  Get to know a short person from the inside out…  it will bless your day!  🙂




Read your Bible, pray every day and you grow…  grow…  GROW!!!

I see me gettin’ blessed while reading my atlas… er… I mean my Bible.

 We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.  – Oswald Chambers

When some folks read fine print, they have to take their glasses off. I’ve always found that to be a bit amusing because when I read fine print, I have to look through that bi-focal for all I’m worth – there I am, head tilted back and squinting… and most of the time I still can’t read it!

We enjoy traveling and find it to be very relaxing, especially if we have a serious case of Cabin Fever. Yes, that Atlas gets a lot of use and he studies it as if there will be a test later. Well, in a way I suppose there will be – once we’re out on the road!

We as Christians have an “atlas” of sorts as well – our Bibles.

Our very good friend, Harold McKay used to say, “Pray and read your Bible if you want to know how to live.” He was right! Jesus is our example and nobody showed more love and compassion for people than He did. When we are in constant contact with Him through prayer and Bible study, there is no doubt that we will be learning how to take the better roads as we drive along through life.

 I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.  – William Penn

Learn to pray and read your Bible every day. Pray for others instead of criticizing them. Be helpful instead of judging a person’s circumstances. God knows the whole story about them, you don’t need to know it. Just help them where they are. More listening and less talking would be great. God will put you on Compassion Street from time to time. If you pass that test, you’ll be led to drive down Love Your Neighbor as Yourself Avenue.

Just keep driving… keep that “atlas” handy.   😉