Walking Shoes

“Nobody has it easy,everybody has issues. You never know what people are going through. So pause before you start judging, criticizing or mocking others. Everybody is fighting their own unique war.”

Paulie Mens

We often here the phrase, “Don’t judge me until you have walked a mile in my shoes”, but what does that really mean? WE as people judge things all the time for one reason or another, whether it’s because of jealousy, abhorrence, a lack of understanding, distortion of the eye, or a combination of these and many more. But would you really like to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes? Are we that nosy and carefree of our own lives that we can just afford to forget about our hectic days and unorganized schedules that we would really want to know the horrors and skeletons that lay in someone else’s closet?  I promise you that just because someone looks as if they have it all together, they really don’t. That person who you think life’s a mess, probably isn’t.  WE have to stop looking at other people and what they are or what they are not doing and take the time to enjoy our own lives and work on our own skeletons. We enjoy someone else’s life because it gives us an escape from our own. But life really is what you make it! “Nobody has it easy,everybody has issues. You never know what people are going through. So pause before you start judging, criticizing or mocking others. Everybody is fighting their own unique war.” Instead of judging, being envious and greedy, why don’t we start applauding, encouraging, and praising one another for the things we ACTUALLY SEE people doing.  I don’t know about you but I don’t have the time, strength, or energy to walk in someone else shoes even for a minute. Life tends to tell us that the grass is greener on the other side. But truth be told it’s a mirage. On the other side you still have to water and maintain that grass or it will get dry and dull and wither away. We know these things, so why do we not live these things and put them into practice?  In my opinion, when we take our eyes off of what really matters (the things that God has given to us that’s special to you and no one else) we tend to think we don’t have much, when my friends the very person we are looking at in awe is starring back at us wishing they had our lives. GO FIGURE!