Milly, Shula, Norina at Gavin and Phalla Wedding 2005, photo by Fraser Grey

Comfortable shoes are even more important than you think

If your shoes aren’t comfortable it shows on your face

There’s nothing worse than painful feet. If you say your feet are ‘killing’ you it’s not a joke they probably are. They’re killing your looks, they’re killing your mood, they’re killing your attitude toward yourself. You can’t love yourself when your feet are killing you. If you don’t love yourself you’re going to find it very difficult to love anyone else you may be around.

Don’t wear shoes that are painful and ‘kill’ your feet.

Whatever attraction you think they provide, this is cancelled out by the effect on your temper, on the kind of person you are and even on your reaction to other people. I mean if all you can think about is your painful feet you’re not going to sparkle, are you?

I have to wear comfortable shoes, often I don’t like them and go without. I try not to think about my feet because they have always been swollen (I have lymphedema, another post later), so I concentrate…

  1. On sparkling conversation.
  2. Making my top half as attractive as possible. Successfully I think.
  3. Being pleased with myself and not wanting what I don’t have. If you practice this you will then naturally be very pleasant to others, which will in due course radiate back to you. You create an aura around yourself, people want to be close to you, they warm themselves on you.
  4. On doing good and feeling good. If you feel good other people feel good. It’s nice to be surrounded by approval. Approval is a glass house for personality and if you are happy you will live longer and you will enjoy living longer.

There’s not much use in living longer if you don’t enjoy life and since I’m practically 100 I know what I’m talking about!

Milly Rich

Milly was born in 1917 and lives 'in the now' (informed by history). She is a fashion designer, conchologist, company director and inspiration for Waking Beauty Sleep System. Life long beauty? What are your views?