The little things

Wear 'em if you've got 'em

Picture in your mind an average, early spring, morning. The temperature the night before fell to the high 30’s and there is a light drizzle in the air. The streets and sidewalks are wet and there a puddles of water standing in the low spots of the pavement.

You have to hurry to get ready for work because you hit snooze one too many times. You rush through your morning routine, gulping down coffee and inhaling a bowl of cereal. You rush to the door and, grabbing your coat, you step out into the chilly, wet morning. Immediately you realize you have forgotten something. Your shoes! Now your socks are soaking wet and cold.

Tragedies like this can be easily avoided if you just remember to wear your shoes. Shoes are the number one, doctor recommended, device to prevent wet feet. By wearing shoes you not only protect your feet from moisture but also from more dangerous things like sharp objects. Shoes are one of our most valuable and yet most humble articles of clothing. They keep us warm, dry, safe, and they support us. If you own a pair of shoes you should try to respect them just a little more and realize how important they are.

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