Happy National Popcorn Day!
Here are my options:
I can either stay a hard shelled kernel or I can explode into the world.
When hard times come, and they always do, I withdraw, pull into myself and not let anyone in. I become so hardened that change is impossible. Nothing comes in, nothing goes out. And, if you see me in future years, I look the same, I am the same.
When hard times come, and they always do, I expose myself. I know the risk in breaking open, but I take that chance. I expand, I grow, and I soften. I am not recognizable. I am transformed.