One of my friends posted this on Facebook yesterday and it really struck a chord with me. I know I can be a pushover and maybe I'm a little bit naive, but I truly believe in those words. I wish everyone would mean what they say, say what they mean and always do what they say. But not everyone does. In fact, most people don't. In my experience, people say what they think you want to hear, or they say what makes them look good. It's just human nature. Not everyone is like that. Some people are honest to a fault. While I value honesty, I also crave peace. Sometimes I choose not to enter a battle, even if I'm right, because peace is better.
After the year I've had, and knowing that every day I wake up is a gift, I don't want to waste my time and energy on negativity. Sometimes being right isn't most important...being a good person, being a supportive wife and mom, being a caring friend, as well as being someone people want to be around - that's what I strive for every day.