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Easter Challenge

Saturday, April 09, 2011

There were two challenges this week that I haven't been looking forward to! First of all, do something you that scares you (or outside of your comfort zone) and blog about it. Second, pick one thing about your body that you are happy with and blog about it.

Well lets's start by saying that being here and blogging is very much outside my comfort zone! I'm not much of a writer and I'm not much on sharing when it comes to this area of my life, but here goes . . . This week (April 5th) was TOMS "A Day Without Shoes". I LOVE going barefoot and usually only put on a pair of shoes when it is absolutely necessary. I accepted the challenge and planned to spend the whole day without shoes. By the time my walking partner came by for our daily walk, I was having second thoughts. I have walked some on the track barefoot, but never around town and never for the entire 2+ miles. I thought maybe I would wear my shoes for this and then go barefoot the rest of the day. Then I thought about the reason I was doing this. The children that TOMS supports and that this event is trying to bring awareness to can't pick and choose which part of the day they wear shoes. They don't have any to wear ANY part of the day. So I sucked it up and headed out for my walk. We walked on asphalt with thousands of tiny pebbles sprinkled on it. We walked on gravel. We walked on concrete. We walked in grass. Needless to say, it HURT! I did spend the entire day "without shoes" and went to bed with blisters on my feet. It was worth it though!! I understand a little better what TOMS is all about now and will continue to support them!!

Ok, so now on to the big one! This is the one I have really been dreading. For a person who thinks even her big toe is overweight, I have a hard time finding something I LIKE about my body. I guess I am going to have to go with my eyes. Something I have no control over . . . they are what they are!! I have blue eyes and I have people ask me all the time if they are my "real" eyes or if I wear colored contacts. They are my "real" eyes. No colored contacts here. Even people I went to school with 20 years ago will see me now and say "were your eyes that blue in school?" Yep, I believe they were.

Whew . . . I'm glad that is over!!! However, I have a feeling there will be some blogging involved in next week's challenge too!! If MICH keeps this up, I may get over this blogging fear after all!! emoticon

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    I am glad to be able to read your blog and learn more about you, sparkfriend. Awesome job on pushing past your comfort zone.

    I didn't know about TOMS before you shared your experience of the day without shoes on our team thread. Now, reading about it -- wow! I will support them. And, emoticon YOU!!! You are a sensitive, caring and completely awesome person.


    It is lovely to read the positive blogging about favorite body parts. I hope that you can see all the beautiful things about you through those gorgeous blue eyes.

    Take good care!

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    You blog very well, and it was very interesting to read. I have never heard about TOMS, before, so I will be checking it out, soon. Thanks, for the heads up!
    3763 days ago
    Way to go! Nothing ventured, nothing gained right? You did awesome. I wasn't aware of TOMS until i read several blogs about it. Your commitment to that is very honorable.

    Congrats for breaking through and doing the scary blogging!
    3764 days ago
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    Never Give Up!
    Life is Good!
    Good Health is the Greatest Wealth!
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13
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