Your Shoes

If I walked a mile in your shoes they would no longer be your shoes.  They would be mine.  I will step differently.  I will tread heavier, or lighter, or skip when you plod, or slow down where you may sprint.   Nor will my heart, my thoughts, and my reactions be identical to yours.   And even if I walk with you, no matter how closely I walk with you I cannot walk your mile and experience you.

And you cannot walk mine.

Let’s walk together when we can.

And respect one another’s journey.

Shoes, Mile










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43 thoughts on “Your Shoes

  1. ivor20 says:

    If you want to walk a mile in my shoes
    We’ll have to sing together about the blues

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  2. ivor20 says:

    Whoops, I forgot to add this tune…

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  3. utesmile says:

    Well said. I’ll walk with you when I can and enjoy the togetherness and company. ( in our own shoes) 🙂

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  4. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Truth be told. What matters is that we try on other’s shoes and while walking with another listen to their stories. I like this one Colleen.

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  5. beth says:

    and if either of us trips and falls in a hole, the other will make sure we are both safe, help out if asked, and continue on our journey

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  6. I think I may find them very comfortable!

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  7. markbialczak says:

    Yes, experience and appreciate, that would be the key, MBC.

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  8. Beautiful message dear Chatter. ❤️

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  9. Chuck Lee says:

    “Oh we ain’t got a barrel of money, we may be ragged and funny, but we travel along, singing our song, SIDE BY SIDE.” You said it well, Colleen. Side by side creates harmony and peace. It’s the only way.

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  10. joyroses13 says:

    Awesome post, speaks to the heart!

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  11. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Perfect!! No one can know what anyone truly feels or experience even if or when we happen to walk a simile of their shoes. Awesome, Colleen!! xo

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  12. I love this! It is very true – we can never experience something exactly as someone else did. To think that we can is arrogant. You are someone that I would gratefully walk next to, however!


  13. Jodi says:

    beautiful imagery!

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  14. Beautiful written Colleen and let us join each other 🙂
    Take good care of yourself.

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  15. Debra says:

    Very special, Colleen. I think the respect reminder is key. We really need to emphasize that more and more, I feel.

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