As I drove across the bridge
Pondering the difference between positivity and pessimism,
A great big bird joined me.
I am a pelican
Not a pelican’t
The antidote for negativity is not however positivity,
It is compassion…
Telling someone they should fly
might only highlight that they have no wings…
Being with them in their struggle
Can show them flight is possible.
Even for those of us who lack feathers.