I had a surgery back in August that has given me some quality reflection time. I have been writing down my thoughts and a couple friends encouraged me to share my thoughts with others who may enjoy reading my reflective thoughts, so here I am. I hope those who read my writings will enjoy them
Friday, January 13, 2012
I am participating in a Time Out For Women Shoe Party/link.
Where we are to talk about out shoes.
Since their first introduction I had been wearing Skeecher Shape Ups for work and play.
I loved the fact that I was part of the "in crowd" with my flashy new shoes.
My profession is nursing and I am on my feet 8-10 hours a day and what better way to tone my muscles then to walk around in my shape-ups.
I even felt I had achieved much when wearing my shape-ups.
Since my knee injury however, I am unable to wear Shape-ups; Their rocking motion with my weak knee makes me lose my balance and they also cause quite a bit of pain in my injured knee.
I noticed that other nurses were wearing a shoe called Dansko's.
They were a more expense shoe but they just looked so weird with their hard clog type design and they looked plain.
Knowing I would be returning to work with a weak knee, I knew I had to invest in a quality shoe that would protect my knee.
After visiting with my Physical Therapist about what type of shoe I should invest in, Dansko's was the winner with two thumbs up.
Once I was able to drive I started shopping around for a pair of Dansko's. I found a pair that I liked but boy did they feel funny walking in them.
It took me a couple of weeks to get used to them but what a life saver they have been on my weak knee and they also have taught me a powerful lesson about me.
My Dansko's are not flashy or sporty looking as my Shape-ups were, all in all they are just a plain shoe that quietly serves a greater purpose.
Looking at my shoes thru my spiritual eyes I came to realize that if I had not injured my knee, I would probably still be searching for flashy and sporty items to fill my cup.
Fortunately A wise and loving Father who knows His child so very well opened her eyes that serving quietly and foregoing the flash is truly the greater purpose.