Water Off a Duck’s Back
My Dad used to say let it roll off of you like water off a duck’s back. People and circumstances can wear us down. But we can let the angst roll off our back and choose a “glass not only half full but overflowing” attitude. Abundance over scarcity.
Beneath the surface, there will always be a reason for others’ actions and attitudes that rarely have anything to do with us. It is precisely in these situations, we can put our positive outlook into action. Untested positivity is shallow. Encouragement in difficulty runs deep.
Empathy allow us to respond with support while not owning the negativity that comes along for the ride. Let the negativity bead up and roll off and hold tight to an unreasonable and unexplainable joy and light. We are so much more than our momentary setbacks. Go deep, cast light.