I'm going to be honest here.  I love to be barefoot.  It drove my grandpa crazy when I was little and he would come over to find me barefoot.  Even when it was warm outside, he would say, "Cait, get some shoes on.  You're gonna catch a cold."  I grew up on a farm, and yep, I even went barefoot quite a bit on the farm....prickly grass and all.  My hubby can't believe how I can walk so easily barefoot on gravel.  (Years of experience.)  I mean we are from Kentucky, y'all.  We don't wear shoes...you know that. (wink, wink.)

Here's the second part of my honesty.  Last week,  TOMS shoes promoted a day without shoes...a challenge that just for one day, you would go barefoot to raise awareness of children living in poverty in countries where they go barefoot, live without clean water, and often don't have access to simple necessities such as food.  My confession? I couldn't get myself to do it.  I was on Spring Break...just running errands...but yet, still.  I couldn't do it.  Isn't that dirty? Unsanitary? What would people say? These were among many of the thoughts that came to my mind.  However, those kiddos don't have a choice.  I do.  I have more than I need.  Now my job, is to spread the love of Christ through the blessings He provides in my life.  Thank you Lord, for always working on my heart....even when my silly, naive thoughts get in the way.

Through the blogging grapevine I found this amazing giveaway for TOMS Shoes that Lindsey is having on her blog, la dolce vita.  My sweet friend, Megan, told me about these shoes a couple years ago and I just recently looked into them for myself.  This selfless entrepreneur of TOMS Shoes has started a company that gives a pair of shoes to a child in a developing country for every pair of TOMS shoes that are purchased.  How amazing! You're helping out a precious child and getting a pair of cute shoes for yourself.  (Seriously, I would even go with the just giving a pair of shoes to that sweet child.)  So go check it out.  What an awesome giveaway and what a wonderful cause.

Then the King will say, 'I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.'
Matthew 25:40 (The Message)

In His name.

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  1. i think this idea that toms had to go barefoot for a day rocks. i love their company and generosity. i can't wait to buy a pair one day to support them and children who have to go barefoot! wow, if everyone (or even half of everyone) in america bought a pair of toms, can you imagine how many children would have shoes?! thanks for spreading their vision.

  2. I love being barefoot too! :) What a humbling reminder though - I once saw a TOMS commercial that was so cute...and I think he's connected to Erwin McManus' church (one of my favorites!) in Los Angeles...thanks for sharing about this!


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