Here it is:
Think of a recent interaction you've had with someone else. It could be anyone from a family member to the person behind the cash register at the grocery store. Spend about ten minutes writing about the interaction from your point of view. Next, spend about ten minutes writing about the same interaction from the other person's point of view.
Obviously, you can't know everything the other person saw, felt, or thought, but trying to imagine it can bring up some interesting insights.
On a side note...
As I've geen working through my feelings about my son's "coming out" last weekend, so many feelings and thoughts have come up. I want to share this one with you:
While driving in my car, a fun and happy song came on the radio. I don't know what it's called, but I may be able to find it and put up a link, later. Anyway, this song is what they call, "unplugged" - no electric guitars or electronics involved. In fact, most of the music comes from a single vocalist and a ukulele, with a drum beat in the background.
The song was uplifting. It just made me smile to hear it, and as I thought about that, a sentence popped into my head.
You can't play the blues on a ukulele.
At first this seemed pretty funny. I actually laughed out loud, alone in my car. Then, I began to see a very profound meaning behind those absurd words, and so I will leave you with this:
We all have to be who we are in order to make the music we are meant to make.