Ever have a moment, preparing for the day, when you stared down into the closet and realized that the pair of shoes you want to wear is missing its mate? During that moment of frustration, is there a voice in the back of your head saying, “why not wear it anyway and pair it with a different shoe?”
A wacky sort of thought, and yet, not wholly uncommon or unimaginable in scope. As a matter of fact, this strange little idea gave birth to Two Different Colored Shoes Day, observed annually on May 3rd. It is a true expression of diversity of the human spirit, and the quirkiness that comes along with such a beautiful imperfection.
Dr. Arlene Kaiser, inventor of the Inspiration Chip Theory Program, created the day. The goal is to increase one’s sense of value by visualizing a series of “chips” representing positive aspects that exist within one’s life including accomplishments, relationships, financial stability, and empathy for others.
Two Different Colored Shoes Day was founded as a way to celebrate diversity. We’re challenged to take risks and step outside our comfort zones by participating in events that appear “silly” to society as a whole.
To celebrate, simply wear two different colored shoes and go about your life as normal. Perhaps your participation will spark a conversation with someone and create a beneficial dialogue!