Today is the day!!! Go shoeless in support of all of the thousands of children and adults for whom shoes are a luxury and not a part of daily life. As I look in my closet at my own “collection” of shoes I realize that it is extravagant to have that many pairs of shoes when there are those who have none whatsoever! So today, in support of those people, I will go shoeless. When I go to a meeting tonight I may put on my pair of TOMS but otherwise I will be shoeless which is easy when you are staying at home and not in the work force! But it will be a small statement none the less. It is cold here today so the trip to the mailbox, etc. will be a bit chilly. Very small sacrifice to make.
I cannot help but think of my friends Teresa and Maggie who went on a mission trip to Mexico a couple months ago specifically to put shoes on children there. Their experience was incredible, I am sure, and humbling. What they did is a true example of servanthood—washing the feet of others and making sure that the perfect pair of shoes was put on those precious feet. What a gift they gave those children.
So as you go about your day today please think about those who have no shoes, slip off your own and make a statement. Go to TOMS for more information.