You never truly know someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes."
–American Adage, Source Unknown
Vitamin L's song is written to encourage positive character traits in children because it's a powerful and catching tune. I've found if the tune is catchy and we can memorize it, then it becomes a part of who we are. In light of the current hearing, allegations and rumors fill social media and news media. I can't speak for my entire family, but I know personally, I do my best to avoid reading too much. The current situation is overwhelming enough without adding the additional stress of comments made with no regard to the feelings of anyone involved.
There are two families and generations of children, some now adults, affected by all the he-said-she-said publications, comments, and drama created by the masses responding with no concern to how the other might be feeling. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I pray that through the justice system working the way it was designed...truth and justice will prevail and answer the initial question...
I don't know what lies ahead yet if it brings my sister home, then all our prayers have been answered. I don't understand God's plan or the reasons for all that is going on BUT I do know this...God is faithful. God answers prayers. God still performs miracles. He does this according to HIS will, not ours. It might be difficult yet we need to trust His plan and move forward in faith for what tomorrow brings.
One thing that can make this journey more manageable, is to put yourself in someone else's shoes, because none of us can know how or what the other is feeling or doing. Conflict is a struggle for ALL involved. Life's situations affect ALL involved in the situation differently. It isn't our role to determine how the other's role, it's our responsibility to deal with ourselves. Just a thought to ponder today.
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"Life’s challenges confront us all.
Many amongst us courageously carry a burden
while also carrying on with life.
We cannot know whether the person seated
next to us has shoes lined in velvet or nails.
We cannot know. Nor do we need to know.
Especially today, in our sometimes topsy-turvy world,
leading with compassion and acceptance
can change the course of human encounter.
It's not necessary for us to know a life story
before we offer a warm smile and a kind word or gesture."
Quote taken from an article on www.everydaysuccess.com