Today I'm thankful for comfortable shoes.
For years I worried more about how shoes looked than about how they felt. I remember many times when my feet hurt so much that all I could think about was the pain. I liked heels but my knees and lower back hurt when I wore them, even if it was only for a few hours on Sunday.
A P.E. teacher told my daughter that she only wore Earth shoes and that they'd helped her aches and pains. I decided to give them a try. Now the only shoes in my closet are either Earth shoes or absolute flats. No more heels for me. The comfort far outweighs anything else. My feet almost never hurt. My knees and lower back are much happier and I've even noticed that because my toes aren't scrunched into the front of the shoe, I've almost completely eliminated ingrown toenails.
Some of the comfortable shoes are even cute. There are still times I'll see an extra fabulous pair of shoes and for a moment I'll be tempted to choose style over comfort, but then I remember how nice it is to have your feet feel so good you don't have to think about them.