The World's Most Important Pair of Shoes

The World's Most Important Pair of Shoes










It’s official. The world's most important pair of shoes has been chosen (by yours truly). I consider myself a shoe expert – after all, I select a pair of shoes each week for GoddessLife’s TuesdayShoesdays. I’ve seen some great beauties over the years, but no pair could ever top these. Not only are they made of red sequins, are among the most treasured and valuable film memorabilia, but they serve as a perfect reminder of where to find happiness. I am of course, talking about The Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

I am just like the Dorothy. Whenever the stormy weather comes and times are tough, I wish something, someone or somewhere over the rainbow will make my problems melt like lemon drops. I will follow the yellow brick road anywhere it goes, searching for the wizard who will make all my problems go away and make me happy.

But every time I reach the Emerald City of reality, I find out he is just a man behind a curtain who can never give me what I want. Truth is: no one, nowhere or nothing outside of me can bring happiness.

This is the magical power of the ruby slippers. When I stop searching outside of myself, I recognize I’ve been wearing the ruby slippers all along. Suddenly, I see the beauty in everything, everywhere and in everyone. My circumstances haven’t changed. Just my attitude.

Then I realize there is no place like home.

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