With the new year approaching, one of my resolutions is to always consider what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes: their challenges, worries and concerns. How often do we form an opinion about someone or something, based on external appearance and/or experience in a similar situation? More tolerance and understanding; less snap judgment should benefit all concerned.
Remember the Joe South song Walk A Mile in my Shoes made popular by Elvis Presley in 1970 and later by Bryan Ferry? "...walk a mile in my shoes and before you abuse, criticise and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes."
When I saw my daughter's photograph, this haiku came to mind:
Someone else's shoes
may prove uncomfortable;
difficult to walk.