But somewhere along the dad path I made a strategic shift – and if it were a bumper sticker that shift would read: “Shit Happens. Deal With It.”
We can choose if we want to lay down and ask the world for pitty or if we are going to pick ourselves back up and keep moving forward.
What would happen if you turned that obstacle into your way? What would happen if you accepted that you’re worried about failing, and started understanding it rather than judging it, and decided that it was more important to let go of it than to hold onto it?
People are often surprised by your random acts of kindness.
1. Being honest about your feelings.
It’s kind of nice down here, where the haters hate — quiet, too. But mostly calming, with the knowledge that there’s nowhere else to go but up.
If a size 16 wants to wear a crop top, who actually cares? Is it really affecting your life if another woman is wearing something that you don’t think is putting her curves on perfect display?
But what stings more is receiving an absurd, wimpy excuse with a subtext that clearly reads “Thanks but no thanks, I just don’t like you, and I’m a great big wimp who is afraid to verbalize my real feelings.”
I was leading a group of young girls through a yoga flow that proved to be far beyond most of their capabilities.
When you don’t love someone, you just don’t. And there is no way to soften that, or make it sound better, or provide any kind of runner-up consolation prize that isn’t a complete slap in the face.