S: Shoes! (sort-of)

 "Don't judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes."

"If the shoe fits, wear it."

...Or how about this brief scene from Forrest Gump:

These were the "shoes" he was talking about:
"Mama said they'd take me anywhere!"
I've been really into shoes lately. I'm blaming it on the fact that it is summer, and I don't have many pairs of summer shoes, so I "need" the three pairs I ordered online this week. And you have to have different kinds of shoes for different events, right? Like...running shoes...work boots...sandals...pumps. They all serve varying purposes. I would say pumps are probably the least efficient of the shoes in that list, but I have known more than one lady who wore heels for everything. (I am not one of them. But maybe there will come a day when some young blogger will say, "I once knew a lady who never wore heels for anything." When that day comes, you'll know there's a good chance that's me. Although...sometimes a wedge is acceptable....)

Forrest's mama was pretty smart. She hit the nail on the head: shoes get us where we need to be. And there are so many different kinds - with non-slip tread, extra arch support, or steel toes - they enable us to do virtually any job we need to get done.

I believe in a good work ethic: if you are willing to work hard, you can achieve anything you want. The trouble I sometimes have is deciding what I want. But I believe if I keep "pressing toward the mark" I will eventually get to where I want to be. And I will enjoy it so much more because I will have worked very hard for it. That motivates me!

Check out this great kids' story I found:


Once two friends called Harry and Garry came to a city to earn money. They went to a rich merchant for a job. The merchant gave each of them a cane basket and pointing towards a well in his garden said, "Take these baskets and draw water from the well till dusk."

Harry thought it foolish to draw water in a cane basket. So, he slept. On the other hand, Garry kept working. After few hours, when he drew the basket up, he saw some gold coins in the basket.

He took them to the merchant who rewarded him and gave him a job too. Harry went away ashamed.

The End.

Have you been working hard at getting somewhere/achieving something lately? Keep it up!! You know what? We can do it. We got this!!


  1. Wonderful post, yes we're nearly there, we can't give up now.


  2. I use to love shoe shopping, but since I broke my ankle, I can't wear much of my collection so I am keeping only the ones I can comfortably wear. That means only a few pair.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

  3. Love this post. I used to be a shoe hog with more than 40 shoes in my closet. I think the hubby has more shoes than I do at this point. Great story you shared, too. Working hard never killed anyone.


  4. Funny--I reviewed a book If the Shoe Fits today (a Cinderella spin)... I have LOTS of summer shoes, as I love strappy sandals. It is the more practical shoes I hate buying, so have none of. Which is poor planning in Michigan where we get 7 months of winter. (love the walk a mile in their shoes perspective, though--compassion is important.)

  5. Hi, Melody! Stopping by for the A to Z Challenge. Interesting blog post. Forrest Gump is one of my favorite movies. I've seen it more times than I can remember.

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  7. I love walking in other people's shoes, unless they are 6" heals. ;)

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