Someone Else’s Shoes

Twice today, I was reminded to give that a go…


Once at the offices of J.O.I.N. where a group I was with was given a tour of the facility where so much good work is done to help the poor.

There is nothing like one story of someone in desperation to turn around the perspective of your life, and help you to have gratitude.

The first one, though, was a bulletin board I saw at school this morning.

slave narratives

Other than being beautifully put together, with moving pictures, and a creative technique that used transparency film and rusty nails to really put the message out there, it was what the children said that really moved me.

The assignment that the teacher gave them was to write a short passage using words meant to elicit strong images in the minds of the readers.

I assure you that they did a good job.

How often do we take the time to walk in someone else’s shoes?

I say thank you, J.O.I.N., and thank you, Mr. D.’s Class!

coldcut–walk a mile in my shoes

Be well, and at peace,


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One Comment on “Someone Else’s Shoes”

  1. severnyproductions Says:

    Children are said too be the most creative people on the planet. Thats why i refuse to grow up.

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