(Mice, on the other hand,... *shudder*)
I mean, in HS (as my own little "social" experiment) I used to catch small little house spiders... allow them to live and spin a web in the confined area I had placed them in... and then catch slightly larger house spiders and place them into the confined area.
The small little spider always won... chasing and catching the large spider... and eventually having it for dinner.
It was like "home turf advantage".
I know that all seems a little strange... but I applied it to my life.
It help me to remind myself that even though I didn't "run" with the popular crowd... Some time, some day, I would have the home turf advantage. It wouldn't matter the "size" of attitute coming my way... I would be able to handle it with speed and grace.
I feel like that is true with my life now. I have friends that make me feel like I am part of the "in" crowd because they like me for me. I feel like I can take on the world most days...
I haven't kept spiders in years, but somehow "they" got the invite that it was okay to visit recently...
and they sent a praying mantice bully me to take over my remote. WTF is that all about??
These "big dogs" have been visiting my life a lot lately (and not just in insect form)... but guess what??
I'm the little one with the home turf advantage!