It’s Better to Be Kind Than to Be Right

As of late, I am almost mesmerized by the quality of life lessons that have crossed my path since Paul died. With the sage advice of “sleep on it”, I have saved myself on more than one occasion. Reactions are rarely the best route when emotions are involved.IMG_5372

I have learned there are things in life that we encounter that we just don’t want to do. No, not me. I’m not doing that, no way! Forget it! The lesson was that when push comes to shove, it was my mindset that blocked the outcome. It was me that was being stubborn. Yes, me. {insert sheepish grin}

It’s better to be kind than to be right. A mentor of mine that I worked for in Ketchum told me this saying many years ago. For the longest time, I even had it on my daily calendar – on my first smart phone! Every day I would read it and try to do my best. Somehow that quote fell off my calendar until just last week.

I won’t divulge the details, but I will admit that I needed to take a deeper look at the situation at hand. I realized I was hanging on to a wrong perception which held me back from doing the right thing. After scolding myself, I just took care of it. Everything changed as if a magic wand had swept the room of negativity.

It’s better to be kind than to be right. I had a dream last night and a deer was following me around, just as if it were a pet. She was beautiful with those deep, dark doe eyes and they even spoke silently to me. I looked up what deer medicine means this morning: gentleness. Yes, indeed.  For one of those life lessons I am encountering at the present, I am going to remember the advice in the book: stop pushing so hard to get others to change, and love them as they are. Be kind.

In case you are wondering, my reference to animal medicine can be found in the Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams & David Carson. I purchased these cards decades ago when I found a bat hanging on to the stucco at my front door in Ketchum. I learned back then that a bat is the sign of rebirth. At the time, that was spot on.

It’s better to be kind than to be right. This phrase is on my smart phone again, but this time is in an app called hey universe . It’s a handy way to have positive affirmations throughout the day without clogging your calendar. I’m only pitching it because I can’t live without it!

Think about having your affirmations repeat daily. Before you know it, they transform in to habits that will change your life and your relationships for the better!

#positiveattitude #affirmations #heyuniverse #healing #dotherightthing



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