Writer D.H. Lawrence wrote, “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”
Joyful Springers handle it like a wild thing. Instead of giving in to self pity, they embrace self empowerment, and they’re always ready to move into the next adventure … whatever that is.
Being gentle with yourself is one thing. Feeling sorry for yourself is another. The former nurtures you. The latter drains your energy. Whenever you’re experiencing something unpleasant, by all means be kind to yourself. But don’t give away your power to self pity. When you see yourself as the creator of your reality instead of its victim, you keep possibility flowing through your experience.
[Freckles is back! And she has, according to her momma, Becca, "her favorite stuffed animal – Panda." They're "hiding" in the garden. Becca wrote, "Her favorite toys are all black & white – of course!! Pandas, penguins and the occasional raccoon." Well, Freckles does blend nicely with her "wild thing." ]
Andrea (Ande) Rains Waggener, is an author and fanatical dog mom and a practicing Joyful Springer.
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