Friday, March 6, 2020
Go the Extra Mile
If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.
I am in dire need of new gym shoes. The last pair I buy from Payless Shoes, before they go out of business, turn as bankrupt on me as does their source in the market. I've never seen a hole in the big toe area erupt so fast in any shoe I've ever owned!
My husband, Danny, is always thoughtful and empathetic whenever I voice a need or a want. He knows I dislike having to shop outside of the internet. And he knows I've been wanting to replace my shoes. So, when he makes his monthly trek to Costco, he is sure he has hit pay dirt when he finds these Fila's.
Yes, they are my size, but will they truly fit? I think so at first when I try them on, but after one trip to the gym, I change my tune. I can barely go one mile, let alone two. They are too loose in the heel, are prone to coming untied unless double-knotted, and worst of all, the imperfect fit throws my right hip totally out of whack.
Something must be done, and fast. I slip on an old pair of shoes that I've thankfully kept, and it's off to Kohl's I go! Blessedly, I find a pair of Sketchers that are both comfortable and affordable. Here they are!
Still, for a day or two, my feet, tortured by the Fila's, take time to adjust to the feel of the Sketchers. And as I reflect upon the state of discomfort while walking, I realize how much I take my feet and legs for granted.
Thank you, Father, for strong, healthy legs and feet that allow me to be mobile and active. May I always be willing to go that extra mile for anyone who needs me to be that friend, that neighbor, that encourager to share and carry their burdens.
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