Orange Shoes|کفش نارنجی

“141st story”


Neli was twelve years old when she saw an orange pair of shoes with a beautiful orange flower on it in a store display. Neli stared at the orange shoes and imagined how the shoes would look great with an orange flower skirt, and she would dance with them and gaze lovely.


Neli asked her mother to buy the orange shoes for her. When her mother saw the shoes, she said: “These shoes look ridiculous. Where can you ever wear them?”

Neli’s mother bought a pair of brown shoes for her that day.


When Neli was 18, she was walking with her fiancé and saw a pair of orange shoes with beautiful heels. She wanted to buy the shoes, and her fiancé said: “If you purchase black shoes, you can wear them with many different outfits.”


Neli didn’t argue that day to buy the orange shoes.

Twenty-seven years passed, and Neil’s son got married, and one day she was walking with her husband and saw other beautiful orange shoes again.


Neli insisted on buying the shoes, and her husband said: “What would our daughter in law think of you. You are a forty-five-year-old woman, and you need to act like your age.”

When Neli became a grandmother for the first time, she started to buy orange shoes for her granddaughter’s birthdays every year. The orange shoes became a traditional gift, and she always said: “I buy orange shoes for my granddaughter because it brings good luck.”


On Neli’s seventieth birthday, her son bought her a pair of orange shoes and said: “An orange shoes to bring good luck for a beautiful kind mother.”

Neli burst into tears out of happiness. She finally had a pair of orange shoes. At the age of seventy, she felt like a twelve-year-old and danced and felt good that day. The next day she went to buy an orange skirt to match the shoes.


Starting today, buy the “orange shoes” of your life. It is your life; make your innocent dreams come through.

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  1. Another great story with good advice.
    Thank you Laleh. I love your stories.

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  2. Many years ago I saw a pair of white Ballerina Shoes with big red strawberries on them. When I was on my way into the shop to buy them my friend said to me: “Awwh, don’t do that! You would look so childish, you’re a woman of nearly Thirty, not a teenage girl!” I shrugged my shoulders, and bought that shoes! They were a little too small, but I was happy… After over 45 years the strawberry shoes now came into my mind again while I was reading your wonderful story…
    Greetings – stay save!

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  3. This maybe my favorite story yet!

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  4. This is such a sweet story with a great message!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this beautiful message. The imagery is so vivid, Orange is my new favorite. 💜🤗💜🤩

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  6. I enjoyed the story and I totally loved your consequences at the end. Life is short and we have to take advantage of every second of it.

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  7. Great story as always ❤️😇

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  8. Love it!! If stores open at some point, I may go for orange sandals for the summer. Why not?

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  9. Great story. Thank you, Laleh.

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  10. A beautiful story. How easy it is to stifle the joy of self-expression of those we love!

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  11. It’s truly a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing it with us. I’m gonna find my orange shoes. 🙂

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  12. Loved this! Here’s to orange shoes!!! 🙂

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  13. Great story. I bought a middle aged woman her first Teddy Bear 30 years ago. She was literally thrilled to years.

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  14. Bravo!
    Years ago I read a poem that said “When I am old I shall wear purple…” I always thought, “why wait?” I love purple. I’ve been wearing it all my life, and people who don’t like it don’t have to look at it. 😉

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  15. Thank you! I have bought those “orange shoes” and I have raised two children who are now adults who have also bought pairs of “orange shoes”. Great tale Laleh!

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  16. Wow!! Just wow!!! I love this one so much, Laleh. You have said it perfectly, so glad I read it first thing in the morning. 🙏♥️♥️

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  17. Awesome story as always. 👌

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  18. Thank you for sharing!.. I find that as I venture down life’s path, if I follow my heart with a open mind, I don’t need a great deal of luck, or even shoes… 🙂

    Hope all is well in your part of the world and life is all that you wish for it to be..

    Until we meet again, on Mother’s Day and every day..
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    And may all the wishes you wish come true
    (Irish Saying)

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  19. Yes! Yes! We must buy our orange shoes now before it is too late!

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  20. Love that story Laleh, thank you. Reminds me of the song ‘Scarlet Ribbons’.

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  21. Yes! This story has a wonderful moral! Yes, buy the orange shoes, the red dress, the expensive ring — whatever brings you joy, regardless of what others think you deserve! Great post, Laleh!

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  22. Laleh, your stories are the best way to paint lives with positivity!😊 Sending you “Orange” heart for the simply awesome tale that I just read!🧡

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  24. I absolutely love this one. Of all the stories on your site – and they are all terrific – I think this one is my favourite. 🙂

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  25. Truly beautiful story! I really loved it. How are you going my dearest? It’s been oh so long! God bless and keep you safe! ❤

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  26. Credo che abbiamo il dovere di rispettare i nostri desideri….sono una parte di noi che non possiamo ignorare. E’ soffrire.

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  27. “Orange shoes reminded me an incident I had when I was nearly three years old. I along with my Mummy, Papa and a year old brother had gone for a short walk after the dinner and decided to relish an ice-cream. I wanted an “Orange” one! The juicy looking Orange but my mother said that it’s only ice not ice cream! Just have the milky white ice-cream, it has got some real cream! But adamant as I was I stick to my own ground! My Mum tried to tempt me with the white one but I didn’t give in. At the end, Papa bought the Orange one for me! 🙂 !
    Although my Mum was right about the ice-cream but I still wanted it. My Papa fulfilled that little wish!
    I don’t know whether my story has any reference with yours but just sort of felt like sharing it!

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  28. Lovely Tale!

    I’ve also posted a few new stories on my blog! Be sure to check them out and tell me what you think!

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