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Swap Snap Judgments for Compassion

A few weeks ago, I was running in the parking lot of my gym when I noticed a woman walking from the gym to her car. She was wearing scrubs and smoking a cigarette. I immediately shook my head and rolled my eyes. How could a woman who obviously worked in the healthcare field smoke? I had recently read an article on judgement and how we should treat others with the same compassion we want shown to us. I considered her through a new lens. I wondered if maybe she was smoking an electronic cigarette in a committed attempt to quit smoking altogether. Perhaps she recently joined the gym in her quest to live a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps she chose to bravely share her story...