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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Awaken Your Day - Sept 23, 2011 - Walking In Your Shoes

" Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. "
- Horace Mann, 1796-1859

Have you ever found yourself doing something new, like playing a sport, or even a new job, and someone better than you gets angry or impatient with you for slowing them down; being in the way?

Funny how they forget that they were just learning once too.  How they forget what that was like, and only see you as an obstacle, and an inconvenience.

Remember how you felt at that moment?
Awkward, and intimidated maybe.  Out of sorts, and certainly uncomfortable.

Ever wonder if you were the creator of those feelings in someone else...when you acted the very same way?
Consider it.

I do not believe that any of us are without life's ironic lessons.  Sadly, they do more good once we experience them and become aware of our own actions.

Awareness is a great friend to have, and even a greater asset. That and an honest capacity for caring about the feelings of others.

Carry that awareness with you today.  Make it a "shoe on the other foot" kind of day.  Make it a day, without casting a stone, or an unnecessary judgement.

You will thank you later.

Good Morning,
Pierre Couturier
Husband, Father, Author and Aspiring Speaker

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