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Let Me Teach You How To Walk In Heels


I like wearing heels. Even though I’m pretty tall I still love the ultra feminine feeling that only a girl can have in wearing heels. There is an added feeling of confidence when choosing to wear heels. There is also an art to wearing heels. You can’t take too big a step. If you bend your knee too much you run the risk of looking like a newborn giraffe trying to get its footing. You should walk heel to toe and as much on your toe as possible. One foot should probably come down directly in front of the other one.

Even as much as I love buying and wearing heels, I do have to remind myself every once in awhile to take it slow and 

Don’t. Fall. Down. 

That’s about all I’ve been able to do for several weeks now. Just put one foot in front of the other. Nothing fancy. Keep the car between the ditches. Keep my bike out of the ravines. Pedal up. Pedal down. Heel. Toe. Heel. Toe. Wake Up. Go to sleep. Buy poptarts and frozen pizzas to keep the children somewhat fed. Do it all again tomorrow. I’m questioning if I can keep it all together and even put one foot in front of the other some days. 

That kind of daily grind can be maddening to me. I don’t like that lifestyle of survival and just getting by. The schedule is so full nothing can go wrong certainly not getting a heel caught in a grate. It can be truly frustrating and more stress inducing for me.

Until I really realize that I am gaining ground, I’m not falling down, the children aren’t starving, and I might even look halfway decent while doing it all. I’m realizing there has to be a certain grace to putting one foot in front of the other. There is a style of confidence when you take very measured steps and aren’t bouncing around spazzing from one idea, one project, one meeting to another.

 

I know if I’m not careful I can walk right off and leave the most important people behind me. Walking in the proverbial heels reminds me to walk life with assurance, to walk with purpose and direction, and relish how God made me to walk with Him as I am today.

How are you learning to walk in confidence in your daily life?

Who in your life walks gracefully and grace-filled? 

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And just for fun, bought any cute heels lately? 

 

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I help people and organizations get unstuck. I prefer to avoid the muck as well. Whether in personal lives, organizations, business leaders, or parents I pose suggestions to keep everyone moving forward.

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