I am thankful for SHOES. But not just any shoes. You know that favorite pair of shoes? That pair of heels that makes you feel like a million bucks, or that pair with a nonexistent sole because you wear them so much and you refuse to throw them away, or that pair you can always count on – no matter where you are traveling, no matter what you are doing. I have a new favorite, an all-time favorite.
This particular pair was given to me by one of my 5th grade students. As she walked through the door, she immediately approached me with a plastic bag in hand. She instructed me to sit down and replaced my sandals with a new, more colorful pair — exactly my size, an absolute perfect fit. She was glowing; I was glowing. My feet have never been so happy. I will never throw them away. I will wear them until they fall off my feet. I will cherish them forever.
After all, it’s the small things in life that mean the most. It’s sincerity; it’s sharing; it’s giving; it’s people; it’s love. That is what I’m most thankful for.