Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Updating worn-out shoes

One of my most comfortable pair of shoes is just about worn out. This particular pair has been my go-to-when-I’m-out-and-about shoe for several years, and it’s been greatly helpful in terms of cushioning my steps and keeping me from experiencing worse pain on the days when I’ve had errands, doc appointments, and other outings. But, alas, the soles are just beginning to crack, and the soft insides are not quite so soft anymore.  I’ll have to find another pair to replace them, and I know it won’t be easy. But, sigh, necessary.

Which gets me to thinking about changing old habits to new. Old habits, even if they’re not the most healthful, are like our favorite pair of go-to shoes. We don’t have to think, extend our efforts, or look far – there they are. And, at first, these old habits might seem great. Or, at least, enjoyable. Until they start to unravel, wear thin, hurt at bit – and then more.  Usually there comes a point when we know we have to change. But old habits are hard to break unless…


Unless we think about the good things that are in store as we switch from those old clunkers to new, more supportive “shoes.” Then, we can begin to understand the benefits of moving beyond something rote and routine. And then, we can take that understanding and forge a new “habit” that will help us be stronger, healthier, and able to move forward with a really great stride.

My old shoes are not exactly a bad habit. But I realize that, as I’ve sort of denied how worn they’ve become, I’ve not been able to truly see the reality of how less helpful they are. Until today, when I had to run a string of errands. Yup. Time to move on.

If you’re struggling with changing a bad habit, my prayes are with you as you move forward. God is with you each step – and you have more strength insde of you than you ever imagined!

Blessings for the day,


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