Later that evening, while he was out...I put his shoes together in a line...his thirteen pairs of shoes...with a little note above that read, "Guys have it so much easier." He gasped when he saw them + laughed. I just said that I knew I wouldn't have the chance to make this point again. :) No pressure...just awareness.
He is the one who suggested writing a post about it. "Sometimes you just don't even know that you have so much," he said.
To me, the interesting part is that he could easily say how many pairs of shoes would be enough + what functions he would need them to fulfill. When it came time to look at the shoes that were actually already in his possession, however, "enough" was not part of the equation. At that point, it was more about the items themselves...not "necessity".
I can identify with this too. But I'm trying to work things from the opposite direction...and little by little...I'm learning. We're learning.