My mother, (great lady and very kind) once told me, “If you have the choice between being right and being kind, be kind.” Now this doesn’t apply to life and death scenarios where being “correct” and knowing what to do is imperative. This kind of “right” is about criticism, opinions, or observations that when spoken can lead to really hurting someone unnecessarily.
Speaking your “truth” is important for so many issues, but somehow, speaking our truth, being right, has overshadowed being kind. Do we really have to tell someone that his or her outfit is ugly? Or we don’t like their singing voice? Or maybe point
out EVERY mistake they just made in their comments? Can we voice our truth in a gentler or more positive way, or can we practice another great saying, “If you don’t have something nice to say, say nothing at all.”
“Today I will see what happens if I choose to be “kind” instead of “right”.