The second reason I have to be thankful for shoes involves the Earth Scouts group that we participate in. My favorite component in of the group is service opportunity. This month we held a shoe drive for Share Your Soles. This is a group that collects gently used and new shoes and sends them to people around the world in need. Shoes are one thing that I never considered necessary except in extremely cold places, but the information we were given prior to this service project surprised me. I hadn't considered how far many people have to travel for resources that we take for granted such as water and education. So our group placed a collection box in the library, passed out fliers to the neighborhood, and gathered shoes from our own friends and family. As it turns out we collected a big pile of shoes. I guess more than being thankful for the shoes I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of something good.
Here's a picture of the group with the giant pile of shoes.