How lucky am I? Are we? I mean really? Every day we waste breath complaining about minor aches and pains, or not being able to afford those new shoes – when every day someone else is breathing their last breath – or watching someone they love, struggle to take an unaided step, with or without shoes.
Do we ever really try to imagine what it must be like to be in someone else’s shoes? Or do we just go about our days, engrossed in our own lives with barely a second thought given to the plight of others – of even those closest to us?
I’m guilty as charged, as I’m guessing many reading this may be too. Empathy only grows when we truly get a chance or make the effort to walk a mile in the shoes of others. When we stop to think long enough to try to imagine what it might be like to be that person – even just for a few hours… Continue reading