Tag Archives: Shoes

The 05/03/13 Joy Jar

2 May


The next few days will be ‘Seattle warm’ with temperatures headed toward the 80s. Time to drag out the bright colors and the summer clothes. Time to drag out the red shoes. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is moi’s red shoes.

“The red shoes dance her out into the street, they dance her over the mountains and valleys, through fields and forests, through night and day.”
-The Red Shoes 1948

“Every woman loves shoes, and every woman has a pair of red shoes, which is good news.”


“Give a girl some red heels and she can conquer the world”
-Bette Midler

And whenever I’m in a situation where I’m wearing the same as 600 other people and doing the same thing as 600 other people, looking back, I always found ways to make myself different, whether it be having a red lining inside of my jacket, having red shoes, it hasn’t changed.

Jeremy Irons

“When in doubt, wear red.”

Bill Blass

The 03/23/13 Joy Jar

22 Mar

The calendar says Spring, but tell that to Mother Nature. There was a convergence zone in Seattle and believe it or not it many parts of the Puget Sound region there was slushy snow. Moi had to do errands all over the region, so she put on her fleece lined boots and headed out. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is moi’s  warm boots.

A lie travels round the world, while Truth is putting on her boots”                                                                   Charles H. Spurgeon quotes (English preacher of 19th century 1834-1892) 

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.

Thurgood Marshall

 There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.

Samuel Beckett

 “You can do anything that you wanna do, but uh-uh, don’t step on my cowboy boots.”

Hank Williams Jr.

  “One must always have one’s boots on and be ready to go.”

Michel de Montaigne

“If you want to leave your footprints in the sands of time, make sure you are wearing work boots”             


The 01/11/13 Joy Jar

10 Jan

Moi walks all over Seattle and she realizes that shouldn’t couldn’t walk all over without her feet. Like many, moi loves shoes and really, what good are shoes if you didn’t have feet to put your shoes on. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is that moi is thankful that she has feet.

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Theodore Roosevelt

Yes no yes no yes no?
Red blue?
Yes red, no blue?
No red, yes no?
In out, up down?
Do don’t, can can’t?
Choices sit on the shelf life
New shoes in a shoe shop.
If the in crowd are squeezing into a must-have shoe
And the one pair left are too tiny for you
Don’t feel compelled into choosing them
If you’re really a size 9, buy that size.
While everyone else
Hobbles round with sore feet
Your choices should feel comfortable
Or they aren’t your choices at all.
Why limp when you can sprint?”
David Baird,
Fiesta of Happiness: Be True to Yourself

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Abraham Lincoln

Your feet will take you to where your heart is.”
Irish Proverb

Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing – consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust.
Lance Secretan