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Thursday, April 8, 2010

one day without shoes

y'all know i love me some TOMS!  check out this post to see my pair, and i'm currently trying to bribe the hubs into letting me get a second pair.  i mean heck, i wear mine almost every day, if i wear jeans.

well, today was "one day without shoes."  here's how their website explained it...

"We are asking people to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes, barefoot, to experience a life without shoes firsthand, and to help spread awareness of the impact a simple pair of shoes can bring to a child's life."

i have been planning on participating for a while, and this morning, i was kinda in shock.  it rained last night, so there is mud everywhere, and i was like, "um... i don't know about this day without shoes thing."  but i decided to go for it...
i will admit... it was hard!  i ended up putting my shoes on for part of the day.  especially to go into a restaurant for lunch, but it really taught me a lesson.  i mean, i know that i am so blessed and fortunate to have basically anything that i need or want.  when you go without shoes, it really puts it into perspective!!  the worst part was this...
gravel.  ouch.  can we say soreness?  it felt so good to get inside and rinse off with soapy water!  i hope that i never take having shoes for granted ever again!!

so... check out TOMS, and see how you can help a child in need! or, you can check em out at amazon!

1 comment:

Veronica said...

I actually love going without shoes but only when I'm walking around at home. We have a no shoe rule in our house because of our light carpet.

I cannot imagine what it would be like to be without shoes if I HAD to go without them. I'll be checking out the Tom's shoe site and it's so funny because I'd never heard of that brand but someone on FB today mentioned she justbought herself a new pair!