Now that I've shed my tennis shoes for sandals and flip flops, I'm glad that I spent 10 months growing out my damaged toenails. I don't know if I had a fungus or not, but my toenails were looking weird and I thought I ought to go without polish on them for most of the year to let them breathe. It was tough on my feminine soul, but I gritted my teeth and resisted the temptation to cover them up. Remember the cause...remember the cause....
I simply HAD to put a sheer coat of pale color on them before my big romantic anniversary. I then slapped some lotion on my feet and called 'er done. In the flurry of the past few weeks (months) I haven't paid a whole lot of attention to my feet, but I've suddenly realized that summer feet are hard to maintain.
Mercy! My feet look like HOBBIT feet!
Today's Small Thing is going to be a challenge for some of us martyrs who struggle to do nice things for ourselves. I often feel I need permission to take a little bit of time or spend a little bit of money on frivolous things like lotion and nail polish. Well, I'm all for self sacrifice and serving others, but this Hobbit foot problem is beginning to hinder my ability to think of anything other than how I can hide them.
"No! I can't make your dinner because my feet are HIDEOUS!"
Whether you are a sandal wearer or keep your tootsies covered up all year long, I'll bet that those peds could use a little bit of attention today. Somehow just knowing that your feet are as cute as buttons will make you feel like giving and serving and cheerfully loving your family today.
I hereby give you permission to do Today's Small Thing, which is to pamper your feet today. You could give yourself a home pedicure, polish your toenails, get someone to rub them or just put them up for a little while. It doesn't have to be a long soak or expensive professional pedicure, but just do a small SOMETHING for those feet that work so hard to move you around all day.
I've only had two professional pedicures in my life (once for a Mother's Day gift and once for my daughter's wedding.) But these Hobbit feet are so far gone that I think they require professional help. I'm going to take my daughter to get a real deal pedicure today, but just so you know.....
I'm doing it for the family.
POINTS: 40 for a bit of foot-pampering! Hey, Momma deserves some of her own Sanctuary treatment!