I have missed being able to participate in I ♥ Faces Monday challenge. I was determined to get back in the groove and join in this week. Wouldn’t you know this is their off week and faces aren’t in focus this week. The theme this Monday is Barefoot Week.
Well, these feet aren’t totally barefoot, but close. This is a girl thing, but for some reason, looking at pretty, colorful toenails just makes us smile, especially when it means you are going somewhere fun.
This picture was taken last summer as we were preparing for our Alaskan cruise. I didn’t get to show them off much, but just knowing they were cozy in socks and tennis shoes was my little secret.
This week’s photo challenge is held in conjunction with a charity called Soles4 Souls. Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 7 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 9 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls has been featured in Runner’s World, Ladies’ Home Journal, National Geographic’s Green Guide, and The New York Times. It has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, BBC, CNN and thousands of regional news outlets across North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Anyone can join our cause, and we need your help.
So to my fans reader, hope your Memorial Day is good. Let’s remember what this day is really about. Thanks to my dad and all those who have given their time, effort, and lives, to keep America going strong.
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