Some women love to go shopping, but I’m not one of them. I like to know what I’m going to look for ahead of time, then go into the store and buy it. Done.
There have been times where I’ve enjoyed going to yard sales because it’s more like a treasure hunt. I’ve found all kinds of “treasures” that someone else was done with.
I really don’t mind wearing someone’s gently used clothing either, especially since this enables me to buy high quality clothing that I would normally feel like I can’t afford to buy new for an amazing price!
Several weeks ago I had to take my son shoe shopping. He needed new tennis shoes for college. The store had a “buy-one-get-one-1/2-off” sale both on shoes and on socks. So, in addition to shoes, I also bought him a package of socks, and I bought myself a package of socks, as well.
They are so comfy!
Apparently they are made with rayon from bamboo fibers mixed with a little bit of polyester and spandex. They are very soft and padded and fit perfectly!
You know how when your feet hurt your whole body suffers? Well, it seems like when your feet feel wonderful, your whole body benefits!
This reminds me of God’s description of the church as the Body of Christ. This verse, in particular, comes to mind:
“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26 BSB
Today I’m thankful for the blessing of new socks!
I’m thankful for how soft and comfortable they are.
I’m thankful that they fit so well!
I’m thankful that God provided for us to be able to buy shoes and socks for our son and that the socks were right there, easy to find!
And I’m thankful that God places each believer in the Body of Christ and considers each one to be important. May we do likewise.
How about you? Are you one of those people who love to shop? Or do you like to get in and out quickly? Have you bought any new shoes or clothing since stores have started opening again? What are you thankful for today?