You know the saying, “Birds of a feather flock together” well, this gal didn’t understand the assignment, or maybe she chose to spend time alone without her friends and family for a while?
The whole hour I was sitting at the river bank this evening, she stayed close by me. I never saw one other duck besides her. She found food by herself; she swam a little by herself and climbed the steep stairs. She was so confident and sure of who she was. My presence did not deter her or frighten her in any way. I could actually feel and see her confidence as she walked right in front of me.
We can learn a lot from this little duck. Sometimes we need to take a break from our friends, family, jobs, and life in general and get alone with ourselves so we can learn who we really are. Writing about my experiences helps me much more than just thinking about them.
Answering self-reflection questions in a journal without any judgment from others is very freeing and healing, and it tends to reveal yourself to yourself.
Some questions you could ask yourself while you are alone…
Are you facing your pain head-on, or are you trying to numb your pain?
Do you know who you are when your children, parents, friends, or spouse are not with you?
Are your actions guided mainly by love or by fear?
How often do you treat yourself with love and respect?
When you look back at the past month, what was the most joyful moment you experienced?
How do you feel when you see yourself in the mirror?
When was the last time you said “no” and felt good about it?
What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
Are you on the right path in life? How can you tell?
I want to encourage you to take lessons from this special duck, get alone, and discover who you are. The best part is that you really are never alone. The duck can vouch for that.