An excerpt from: Wring out your sponge.
There is a metaphor for life. It’s often been said that we are sponges to the things that are around us in our daily life and the people that are closest to us. You absorb what’s around you. You’re a sponge.
But you also have choices! You can wring some of it out so you don’t absorb it!
What do you do with the days that are more like spilled milk than glitter?
Wring them out!
Treat the good stuff like glitter! Glitter will stick! It will stay in there and sparkle! It will take hold and transform it! Even if you wash it under cold water, glitter will stick.
But what if you have an encounter that feels more like spilled milk? What do you do with the bad and negative things that happen? Here’s what you do!!!! You go to the sink immediately and run it under cold water. Wring it out. Add soap if you have to and wring it out again! Let it wash down the drain! See it leaving you and don’t think about it again. It’s now gone!
All too often we replay the bad things, again and again. And guess what? They get absorbed. Sometimes they take over and sometimes they actually change what we think about ourselves.
You have to wring it out and let it go down the drain! And then leave it there! The glitter won’t matter if you didn’t wring out the spilled milk. I don’t even have to tell you what happens to a sponge that is left with spilled milk in it. It will not matter if there is glitter on top. Don’t let that happen. Wring it out, rinse it under cool water, add soap and let the glitter shine!