Messy in Fabulous Shoes

Messy in Fabulous Shoes

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Time for Renewal

It was Easter 2003 when my family met my future husband for the first time. And it is Easter 2011 that marks the last Easter for us to be married. It is a season for renewal and with that renewal comes many emotions - sadness, joy, fear - the list goes on and on.

Many people have emotional ties to possessions and I am no different. Except, of course, that some of my most emotional ties are with my shoes. Strange, I know, but as I downsize my shoe collection with the help of eBay; I can't help but go through that emotional roller coaster.

Like these green patent Tahari sandals with the gold heel. My soon to be ex-husband bought them for me as an Easter surprise a few years ago. I loved the colors and the fact they would go with a jacket I have that is so ugly it's cute (you'd have to see it to understand). Mostly, though, I loved that he went into a store, saw these and thought of me. But they hurt my feet from the moment I put them on. Yet I wore them anyway. Because they were cute and because he bought them for me. I suffered through to make him happy...

And now these shoes are making someone in Wisconsin happy. And the lesson they have taught me is invaluable - you can't sacrifice your own happiness for someone else's. If you do, it is impossible to sustain.

So I wish you a happy and blessed Easter. An Easter that allows you to begin your own season of renewal. A pain-free time filled with happiness... and maybe a couple pairs of new shoes.

Friday, April 1, 2011

"Your Boots Make Me Happy"

When I walked into the treatment room at Izalia yesterday, (and no, you can't know what treatment I was having - total TMI!!!) Annette said 5 magical words, "Your boots make me happy." Quickly followed by, "Would you say they are more Swiss or French Country?" I can safely say no one has ever asked me that question before, and I said "Swiss but only because the red makes me feel that way." I have NO idea!

Anyway, I told Annette that I think it's important to wear brightly colored floral galoshes on gray, rainy, chilly days. Basically, I brighten people's day from my knees down. She wholeheartedly agreed.

And, let's face it. If I can spread happiness with my footwear, it seems like a win-win. One might even say, it's good for the so(u)le. (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA) It's my blog, I can pun if I want to!