How many times has someone asked you to put yourself in their shoes? It seems I'm hearing that a lot lately and have even started repeating it myself.
But can you REALLY do that? Probably not.
The point is to empathize and show compassion for the person(s) in a situation. More often than not, it's difficult to do for any number of reasons. I often think - well, I'd NEVER ____________ (fill in your own blank).
Thing is, while I may actually think that initially - I've lived long enough now to learn NOT to speak in absolutes because God has a funny way of bringing those very things I thought I would "NEVER" face or never do right into my path. I think God and the universe DOES definitely have a sense of humor in that way.
At one point or another in our lives, we will face things we never thought would happen...
I think that is inevitable.
So, as you Write Your Vision for your future - expect that unexpected things will come up. And when faced with a choice to show compassion for someone else, seriously consider doing it. There may come a day when you'll wish for someone else to do the same for you.
THINK. WRITE. BELIEVE. ACT.