Someone once told me, “Well, that’s how she floats”, and it’s helped me. If I know someone is perpetually late, instead of getting ticked off about it, I still decide I can love her, just knowing that that’s how she floats. If someone is a knee-jerk reaction type person, I should know that’s how she floats, and I can decided if she’s worth being a good friend or not. You get the gist, right?
Me, I’m a different kettle of fish. I don’t think I float at all! I sink. I sink w/ anxiety and depression most of the time and have to keep treading water in order to float! But I try to float easily. I hear my therapist on my shoulder constantly telling me things over and over. (Yes, we keep covering the same ground as well as new ground.)
So try to remember that people don’t have to live up to your own expectations and remember “that’s how they float”. You won’t change them…
Pay if Forward (at Tim Horton’s)