I’m convinced that red shoes make for joyfully, happy feet. Whether it is the person who is wearing the red shoes or the person witnessing the red shoe attire, happiness and joy are sure to follow. Years ago as a preschool teacher, I had the joy of knowing Daniel, a very energetic 3-yr old who often sported a sweet little pair of red KEDS. From the moment he entered the room, his feet were in constant motion with the happiest little feet I have ever seen. He would run, dance, hop, and skip as he explored all things new and exciting. It was pointless to even suggest he walk while in the hallways because one simply cannot just walk when wearing red shoes. So perhaps it’s because of Daniel that I felt the desire to purchase a pair of red boots a few years ago. The moment I slipped them on, my feet began their own little happy dance. They are simply the best at making my feet smile.
My sweet red boots are a ridiculous source of joy for me. I hope that when I wear them, my inner joy radiates through me so that others may experience a bit of joy as well. The world seems a little brighter and lighter when I wear my red boots and honestly, who doesn’t need a little more of that in life? Whether you are dancing while wearing a glitzy pair of red heels, puddle jumping in red shiny rain boots, or sporting some comfy red KEDS, red shoes are simply a source of joy no matter how you wear them. I dare you to kick it up with a little bit of red and experience joy unfold in front of your eyes and between your toes!
I read this quote today … “we’ve postponed joy until we can survive the present.” How sad is that? Joy is not meant to be postponed rather it is to be experienced every.single.day. No matter your joy source, make sure you wear it loud and proud and often. You never know who may be touched and influenced by the joy you wear.
Thank you, sweet Daniel. I hope you are still radiating joy and making people smile with your enthusiasm for life while wearing red KEDS.
“For the JOY of the Lord is my strength!” Nehemiah 8:10
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Staci J. Allen has more than 15 years of experience teaching and working with preschoolers. She currently serves as the Director of Caring Ministries at The Summit Church. Staci and her husband Rick live in Lee's Summit, Missouri, and enjoy spending time with their adult children and grandchildren.