Day 229- Thankful for new socks

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?


24 thoughts on “Day 229- Thankful for new socks

  1. I really don’t enjoy shopping. Like you, I like to know what I’m looking for and go in and get it. I must admit, though, that I have missed being able to go into stores. I haven’t been shopping for six months now and it has been really hard for me not to be able to walk around and shop for the things I want or need. I am thankful for pick up grocery shopping and for online shopping for gifts for my grandchildren. I will be glad when I can go out again, but I’m not sure when that will be. Enjoy your new socks! They sound great!

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  2. I’m with you. I don’t enjoy shopping, but love second hand things. I love how your thankful heart saw a link to scripture in a new pair of socks. What a wonderful blessing to enjoy seeing Jesus’s lessons in the everyday. Thank you for your lovely post. God bless!

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  3. I like to do my research and then make the purchase. In and out, that’s my motto. Since COVID-19, I’ve bought a lot more things online. Take running shoes. I know what brand I like, what size I wear and what model is my favorite. The pair I bought this past April fit perfectly!

    Two weeks ago I hurt my knee will running, and it’s still bothering me. Today, I was thankful that my other knee is working fine. The slower walking pace (I am a squirrel) has also been refreshing.

    Anyway, I enjoy your blog. Good ones are hard to find. Blessings.

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    1. Yes, me too. I’m getting good at googling “where to buy ____ near me”. And the smaller the store, the better. In and out with as few crowds possible.
      That’s amazing that you were able to get running shoes that fit perfectly online! Shoes are one thing I could never do that way.

      Sorry to hear you’ve hurt your knee. Yes! At least you still have one good knee! 😁 I hope the other one will soon be fine!

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it!


  4. I enjoy bargain shopping–when the final sales of the season are offered For me, that too is like a treasure hunt–or gleaning. (Ruth of the Bible gleaned Boaz’ barley field; I glean clearance racks!) I am very thankful for the numerous bargains God has helped me find over the years. One of the best: pillow shams (full price, $24.00 each) spotted on a table of jumbled bed linens, a perfect match to our daughter’s quilt, that rang up at $1.89 each!!

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    1. Yes, final clearance! It’s been so long I’d forgotten! I’ve gotten some amazing deals at those also!
      Gleaning, 😄, I never thought of it that way! I guess that applies if it’s things we really need… 😁
      Wow! That IS an amazing price! God blesses us in all sorts of ways, including this one.

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  5. I am a browser. I don’t buy until I know I’m making the best purchase I can for the $$. I also buy most things used. Last spring I bought a package of new, thick, cottony winter socks on clearance at Costco, and I love them. Our weather has started to cool off, so I started wearing them again this week. The title of your post made me smile! 🙂

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      1. For me I like actually being in the store. I like looking at items. It is something my mom, aunt, and grandma do when we go to Amish country and visit shops. I enjoyed it a lot as a teen though I do not usually get to visit home much now. I don’t get out much, even before Covid so window shopping was just something to enjoy being out and about. 😊

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    1. Yes!
      Those sound comfy and warm! Yes, when it starts getting cold out, having warm feet goes a long way in keeping the rest of our being warm.
      Thanks for reading! Sorry it took so long to respond; I haven’t checked my spam for a while, and that’s where your comment had been sent.

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