Steve Daily, MS, Psychologist has written a poem called, “Bobbers and Sinkers” describing the benefits of surrounding oneself with positive people and removing self from critical people.
In life there are two types of people-
bobbers and sinkers.
Bobbers are persons who listen and encourage
while sinkers are just stinkers.
Sinkers always look for the worst in others
and skillfully bring it out.
They judge, blame, manipulate with guilt,
and scream and shout.
Sinkers themselves feel so low they never wish
to see another rise,
So their negative outlook and harsh criticism
are of little surprise.
Bobbers are the people I truly want to
Because acceptance and good humor
in them abound.
No matter how discouraged and frustrated
you may feel,
Bobbers lift you up with encouragement
that is genuine and real.
Unless you want to sink to the bottom and
settle into mire,
I suggest you seek out bobbers – affirming
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