At the end of May, we were banding the boy calves and ear tagging them. It was pretty mucky in the pen where we were coaxing them toward the squeeze chute. And they were none too happy about what was coming. So while wearing my muck boots, I was running around convincing these calves this was for their good.
After five hours, my feet were sore and tender. For the next three weeks I was having issues just walking normally. I guess I’m not as young as I used to be. I ended up getting some plantar faciatis inserts and put them in my shoes. It helped a bunch.
In Josh Wilson’s new song Revolutionary he has some great lyrics addressing what’s happening in our society today.
“Why does kindness seem revolutionary? When did hate get so ordinary? We are more alike than we are different. So maybe I’m not like you but I’ll walk a mile in your shoes if it means I might see the world as you do.”
Defined, walking a mile in someone else’s shoes means to spend time trying to consider, understand another persons perspective, experiences, or motivations before making a judgment about them.
Anyone who had read my blog before knows God created my mind to make interesting connections.
My feet hurt so bad it was hard to walk.
Walk a mile in your shoes.
Walk a mile in your Choos.
Jimmy Choos are a high end shoe that women who love shoes had to have. Now the front of these shoes tapered so much that rather than find a wider, more comfortable shoe, these women actually found doctors to surgically removed the pinky toes from their feet so they could wear them.
What?! I’m pretty sure God made pinky toes for a reason!
I have a wider foot and for years now have been a loyal Crocs wearer. Crocs has increased their styles so I am able to find a shoe that is wide, comfortable, still looks good, and allows me to keep my pinky toes where they belong. The price of Crocs average $59. Jimmy Choos run between $595 to $955, and their tennis shoes cost $795. (Not including the price of the surgery.)
When I was 19 years old, I worked as a teller in a bank. I was on my feet all day wearing three inch heels, because I was more concerned with appearances, and not my comfort or the health and well being of my feet.
So when I am putting myself in the place of walking a mile in someone else’s shoes, you can be certain that I will look at their feet first and see what shoes they are wearing!
“Love empowers us to fulfill the law of the Anointed One as we carry each other’s troubles. If you think you are too important to stoop down to help another, you are living in deception.” (Gal. 6:2-3 [TPT])
So let us carry each others burdens, while wearing comfortable shoes, for it will make it ever so much easier that walk a mile in their shoes.
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