Wednesday, April 17, 2013

One Day Without Shoes

Yesterday was One Day Without Shoes, a global event, and I had a great time participating!

 I ran all of my errands with NO shoes on, and it was an interesting experience.

I'm basically NOT a fan of shoes in the first place, so it's not like this was a hardship, per say, but it was...weird standing in line at the gas station, holding slurpees, and not wearing shoes.

Tuesday nights we have our Girl Scout meeting, and I thought I would use One Day Without Shoes as a learning experience.  As each girl arrived, I asked her to remove her shoes and socks.  Since I am militant about them keeping their shoes on, this created quite a stir.

After our quick welcome game, we had our circle time and talked about being barefoot. We talked about how there are children in the world who don't have shoes, and how hard their lives must be.  That, and just exactly how lucky we are.  One girl spoke about her mom- where she grew up, there were lots of kids without shoes in school. 

The girls absolutely loved it, and NEXT year, we will definitely do something fun with this- maybe a shoe drive!  We do a good bit of service projects, and this sounds like something right up our alley!

If you would like to learn more about One Day Without Shoes, go HERE.

So, tell me- did you go shoeless yesterday? Share your thoughts about this project here!

Until next time, my friends, stay lovely! 

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  1. That is wonderful. I bet the girls loved that. A shoe drive is exactly a perfect Idea. One that they could all bring a pair of shoes with they don't wear anymore. Send them to someone who needs them... Great experience Jamie. I am so glad it turned out so well... :)

    1. We had a lot of fun with it, and the girls loved running around barefoot! I'm sure we will do something with this concept, but I'm not sure what yet :)


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