We often look at another person's situation or struggle and feel we could do so much better, if we were in that person's shoes. It's that "grass is greener on the other side mentality." Let me illustrate my thought to the best of my ability. I see a friend's shoes that are really nice, but he can't run, jump, or cut as well as I know I'd be able to in THOSE shoes. So, he gives them to me and I am super quick, shaking fools left and right, dunking like crazy, and breaking clowns' ankles with killer crossovers. Then, my friend looks at me and says, "Now, take my heart." I say, "Okay." Once his heart is in my chest, I feel 100 pounds heavier. I hit the court and immediately blow out both knees. Prior to this reality and revelation of my friend's heart, I was all caught up in his shoes. I was unaware of the pounds and pounds of responsibility, pain, hurt, disappointment and baggage that his heart was carrying. His legs proved to be much stronger than mine. They were designed to carry HIS weight, as mine were not. Our lives are specifically designed for us. You can walk in someone's shoes all day long, but without knowing their heart, you know nothing. The minute you assume you can live another person's life better than him or her, is the instant you prove yourself a fool.........again, IJS!
Bryan Hollomon Williams