Tomorrow I will have the privilege to join with others all over the world and going barefoot all day for people that are not able to have a pair of shoes. If you have heard or even own a pair of TOMS shoes you probably know what I'm talking about. One Day Without Shoes is one of my favorite days of the year! Not only because it's an amazing cause, but I get an excuse for not wearing shoes! I'm a barefoot girl, so this day was made for me. I did One Day Without Shoes for the first time last year with a friend. We made shirts that said, "Going barefoot for one child without shoes." Then we had TOMS written on the shirt too. I remember how excited & so ready to tell anyone that asked me why I was walking around with bare feet. I did a lot of walking that day. I decided to walk to my campus, might have been not so smart. You become so much more aware of what's on the ground then ever before. I had to make sure there was no glass or sharp rocks were I would step. Every time I found a patch of grass, I ran to it like I had never seen something so beautiful in my life. Oh grass, thank you God for the soft, cushy grass. By the time I got back home my feet were burning like never before. I'm not a sissy at all, I used to climb trees barefoot all the time when I was a kid. But I had never felt so much pain on my feet in my life. I sat with my feet in the air until I had to head out again.
I'm still very excited this year about doing this! There are so many people doing it & it has grown so much since last year! There is actually a group that is going to meet in the square in down town Denton and have a barefoot walk around town. Yes, I am so planning on doing it! It's all about coming together and being heard & experiencing something that regular people all over this earth go through everyday. So APRIL 8th GO BAREFOOT & Be FREE!
I hope to work for a company like TOMS someday. Companies like this are changing the world & my generation is a part of it. Dude, how epic is that?!
Here are my photos from last year.
Title: Gypsy Feet by Hank Snow