Ever feel like a duck with your butt hanging out in the air and your head under water? I felt like that the other day and that I was very vulnerable, like anyone could take a shot at me and hit me, even a hunter or an oaf like Elmer Fudd could take me out! Sometimes life is like that and things leave us susceptible, with the weight of care, distractions or deceptions holding our heads under water. But when we come through these experiences, we find we are stronger and smarter and won’t let the same situation get us down again.
So the next time you find yourself in that predicament, and pull your head up out of the water, sputtering and gasping for air, remember that it is important to learn from your experiences, especially the bad ones, so that you aren’t caught off guard again. Even though as best we try, we know there will be other circumstances that will put us in a place where we become targets, since life is full of surprises, but we can continue to rise above and become better people, moving always onward and upward.