Sunday, December 11, 2011

High Heels Vs Sneakers


Let me see now, what shoes would look good on me?
With the help of my wife I listed some types of foot coverings available for presents at Christmas. We came up with: sneakers, high heels, flats, pumps, wedges, spikes, flip flops, slippers, walking shoes, running shoes, soccer shoes, dancing shoes, dress shoes, hunting boots, hiking boots, foul weather boots, work boots, steel tipped boots. 
Imelda Marcos (the wife of former Philippine President) owned over three-thousand pairs of shoes. I venture to say she didn’t even own any boots to go with that soooo necessary need of 3000.

These two pairs of shoes shown, I enlarged out of photos shot at Cusco, Peru. The two boys were begging. They showed off a few tricks they had taught a pair of pigeons sitting on their shoulders. It was obvious they were not out for us to notice their shoes. Cusco is a city 11,000 feet high in elevation. Though near the equator, it is always jacket weather. Not to mention the nights are cold.
Notice the toes hanging out. (top picture) What about the straps on the sandals? Check how thin the soles are. Are they hand-me-downs or what?
Are most of us saying, “Bah humbug” to those kids? 
May I suggest to check out some Christian charities and adopt some of these children. Check into the charity’s ratio of actual assistance to the needy versus administrative costs. Some of the so-called charities in this country chew up your contributions as much as 80% for administrative costs. (Buildings, staff, office space, commercials etc.) Only 20 cents out of the dollar you gave goes to cause! 

Let Christmas come from your heart all year long. Has the Lord blessed you with plenty? If so, be a good steward of those blessings.


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