Friday my husband and I went shopping. It was hot and I had on a casual dress and my black Naturalizer flip flops. I tell you the brand because I love Naturalizer shoes, and these flip flops have been a summer staple of mine for over 10 years. They are all leather with a thick sole, so they are extremely heavy. When I walk in them, I sound like the Clydesdale Horses….that’s what my husband said. Whatever, I paid good money for these shoes! You could hear me a mile away flopping hard, I had to try and walk in them. Do you know how hard it is to walk heel~toe in a pair of flip flops? I explained to him how long I’ve had these and he looked at me, laughed and said, “I am buying you a new pair of flip flops today!” Here’s the funny part, after flopping around in the heavy shoes after an hour, my feet start to bother me. So I was looking forward to a new pair. You know I started thinking, what else am I holding on to that I should let go of? I’ve been working hard on letting go of baggage, so I should do that with clothing, shoes and other things around the house. With our move coming up, it will be a good time to get rid of a bunch of things we aren’t’ using. I already have a bag of clothes the girls can’t wear any longer, and I’ll add some items to it as well. I’m not the garage sale kind, so I’ll donate whatever I decide to give away. Here’s the rule I’ll use, if I haven’t worn it, used it in over two years, time to get rid of it. In regards to the shoes, it was just time to get rid of them. Here’s a picture of the old and new flip flops.
I love the new ones, full of sparkle and very lightweight! I’ll probably throw away my old ones, they’ve done their time. I’ll have a private ceremony for them in my own time. I bet the new ones will only last for this summer, probably all flip flops are good for anyway, one season. Pray for me, I know I have issues! Have a great one!