Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Through Someone Elses Eyes.
I was thinking about my grandmother today.
Granny. She rocked.
I think I was about 9 years old when she died, so my memories of her are limited to perspective of a 9-year-old. She made a big impact on my life though, in many ways.
One thing I was remembering was something she said about rude people.
When someone is rude to us, it is tempting for us to be rude right back to them, because they're just rude people who deserve rudeness in return. Right? But Granny's challenge was to put yourself in their shoes. To see things through their eyes. Most likely they're not just "Rude People". Maybe they had a bad day. Maybe they just heard some terrible news. Maybe they're really hurting inside.
Kind of makes you think twice about retaliating, huh?