Maybe you sorted your shoes when you sorted out your clothes. If not, let’s do that today. Shoes can be a major thing in some people’s life. They can cost an arm and a leg. Thousands of dollars are spent on shoes. Then again, some people couldn’t care less about their shoes. They wear them scruffy and needing to be repaired and they don’t care. It doesn’t really matter how you feel about shoes, what matters is how they look. Are they doing their job?
I remember going into a corporate meeting where there were a lot of young women wearing fabulous shoes with high heels and I thought, “I need to get me some of those.” So I went out an bought a pair of high heeled shoes. I loved them; they looked fabulous. Wearing them was however, a completely different story. I could hardly walk in them. They didn’t fit right. I could have gotten away with it, and did when I was a young woman. But I’m not that age any more. That’s not to say that I have to wear big honking ‘comfortable’ shoes that could climb a mountain or wade a river. But your shoes have to do a few things:
1. They have to be appropriate to the job you are doing
2. They have to be clean and in good repair
3. They need to help you stand and walk in a powerful way.
Today, sort your shoes out. Throw out or give to Good Will, or some other charity the ones that you don’t wear any more. Don’t keep old, unwearable shoes around, they smell and they take up room. Depression may like you to keep old footwear around, because a big clump of smelly old shoes is exactly what depression feeds on and we don’t want that. We don’t want to feed depression with nasty, skanky shoes. So get rid. Place your good shoes side by side in an orderly fashion. I know they get kicked out of order really fast—I find it hard to keep them orderly—and there is all kinds of shoe shelving to help in that way. But I don’t have that in my closet, so I just work on keeping my shoes neat. And if I can do it, so can you. Remember, this is a journey we are taking together. So let’s step it up today and step out with joy in our well-maintained and well-cared for shoes.