If you could switch lives with someone for a day who would it be?
I wracked my brain trying to think of an answer to this question, and I couldn’t think of anything good.
I wanted it to be someone that would tell you something about me and my character. Someone interesting, someone cool.
But I couldn’t think of anyone.
So I wasn’t going to answer the question.
Then something happened this morning and I knew in an instant that Craig would roll his eyes and be frustrated with how I responded. He knows my character so well that He knew where the conversation was going to go and exactly how I was going to respond, before we even had a chance to get too far into the situation.
He knew me. He had my number, and He was right.
And I thought: “How interesting would it be to be able to see myself how someone else sees me and knows me?”
Ah ha! I would like to switch places with Craig for a day and see myself from his point of view.How he knows me, experiences me, loves me. I think that would be so eye-opening!
I often say that I think when you take any personality test they should make your spouse/parent/friend take one for you as well. I know I’m often tempted to pick the answers that I wish describe me, or I think describe me, when in reality that’s not me at all.
To be seen through the eyes of another would be enlightening.
Perhaps in a positive way…would I be as critical of me as I usually am of myself (whoa, confusing sentence haha)? Probably not.
Perhaps in a helpful way…would I be able to see aspects of my character that would make me cringe? Probably.
Would I understand myself in a new way? Probably.
Even though I can’t actually switch places with Craig for the day, the exercise was impactful and left me thankful that God has given me a spouse, friends, and family who know me well and help teach me more about myself on a daily basis.
I’m joining Baily Jean in the 2016 Blog-tember challenge, you can too!