When I was younger, my 9 1/2 size foot was always an embarrassment. Why couldn’t I be a lady-like 7 or 8 or even 9?
But now, I love my feet. They take me everywhere. They love to hike, walk on the beach, wander around cities, climb stairs, stretch in dog pose and stand tall in tree pose, race through airports to get to my gate (late) and dance to salsa & swing. They let me do everything.
When I broke my right foot winter 2010, I truly became aware of how powerful and wonderful working feet are. For several months, I was in a hard, then soft, cast and couldn’t walk or even drive. I was dependent on the kindness of colleagues & friends to get anywhere. But now my foot is perfectly healed. And I appreciate every inch of their size 91/2 now!
The older I get, the more I love my feet. And I’m increasingly happy with the rest of my body, too. I finally understand what people meant when they say they love their wrinkles because they “earned” them. It’s the proof of a life well lived. My feet have taken me everywhere on my life journey and I will continue to follow them everywhere!
- Feet Should Support You for Life (everydayhealth.com)
- Happy trails to you, and to my old boots. May they rest in pieces. (yamhillvalley.wordpress.com)