Sandal Season

Summer is sandal season. It’s that time of year where pedicures are essential (minimalist or not!) and cute sandals are everywhere. In all styles and colors. ‘Tis the season.

This afternoon, I escorted my grandmother to the mall. I decided to look at the shoes because I don’t have a pair of black comfort sandals. So I sought. And I found – a cute pair of black slippers with a low heel. They came in pink, too. Of course, I began to rationalize the purchase. I don’t have a basic black sandal, I told myself. Pink is my favorite color, I said, the pink shoes I have need to be replaced. And both of these things are true.

However, I do have seven pairs of sandals already. Surely, in the variety of sandals I already have, I can find something for every outfit. It might require a bit of creativity, but I can make my current shoe collection work this summer.

For me, minimalism isn’t just about having less stuff. It’s also about making better use of the stuff you have. It’s about doing more with less. It’s about realizing that what you already have is enough. It’s enough.

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2 thoughts on “Sandal Season

  1. Hi! I found your site by searching for “Christian Minimalist.” Glad I found it. You write well and so far, just about everything you’ve said has resonated with me. I have started to cut out excess and distractions that lead me away from God and the purpose he has for me. Shedding all the “stuff makes you realize how MUCH consumerism has a hold of us. We’re pathetic! Keep writing. I’ll be sharing your ideas with my friends.

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your encouragement. I have learned so much in the last year, and I’m really looking forward to learning so much more. I’m looking forward to learning from your blog as well. 🙂

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