Monday, October 26, 2015

The Shoe Story

As a little girl not owning any shoes seemed quite normal to me as I saw other kids of my age running all around the village without shoes. To be honest with you at that age I didn't want anything else but shoes, I dreamed about shoes, when I saw movies I ogled at shoes and I did masters just to earn money so that I could buy loads of shoes ;-)

I can't really say that my parents didn't have the money to buy shoes for me because they bought hundreds of books, a lot of art supplies, puzzles, board games, notebooks, nice pens, showed me innumerable movies, sent me to music lessons and took me to see more than half of India with them.

In case you are wondering then they did buy shoes for me every year after my 8th grade or so when we moved to a big city (I am not talking about school uniform shoes).

Today I have a closet full of shoes but not a single one of them gives me as much happiness and tranquil as reading, writing, painting, dancing, traveling, nature, music and sewing does (it doesn't matter even if I suck at it).

If I had to give one advice to parents then it would be to give your child exposure to as many things as you can because hobbies (and not Jimmy Choos) make life worth living for.

P.S. Have you seen the movie Children of Heaven yet?

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