Friday, November 14, 2008

FAITH FORWARD FRIDAY: BEING RIGHT OR BEING HAPPY

I know folks who would rather be right than happy. For them it means everything to get the last word in, to make their point, to be right on every issue ever discussed. They will even insult you if you do not agree or are not in line with their thinking. I am not that way. I prefer to be happy. I can concede a point and know in my heart that I believe what I believe.

I am not in the convincing business. I do not feel the need to recruit anyone to my point of view. I say what I mean. I discern the deeper issues and I share when I feel like I have something to contribute. I am also not one for doom and gloom. I am not one to constantly point out the negatives and act as though I am the only one that sees impending peril.

Life is rich. And if you look for madness and chaos you will find it. I choose to look for love and happiness and kindness and wonderment in the world. The issues that confront us, our economy, folks losing their homes, Cities and Towns cutting back services and raising taxes are serious issues. And these issues will be with us for a very long time. But Our lives are not solely those things. Yes they are traumatic and I know something about traumatic. I know what it is like to lose sleep because you don't know if you will make the mortgage payment. I know what it is like to be in foreclosure, I know what it is like to be jobless and financially strapped for money. I know these things...I have lived these thing. I also know that it is these times that will bring us closer to our humanity, closer to our faith and closer to each other as neighbors and citizens. I believe that. I do not have to argue that point or convince anyone that my truth is the truth.

I am not naive. I am not a silly woman with rose colored glasses on, oblivious to what is happening in the world and in our country. I am however a woman who has seen and done a great many things and draws strength and reassurance that this too will pass. I am seeking happiness and love in the face of adversity. I cannot live in fear.

So if I stop talking to you...know that I am not interested in your noise and that the more time I waste listening to you be right, is time taking away from my happiness.

15 comments:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

short sweet and true

life is rich

have a great weekend

A Go Bytch said...

can I get this in writing please. * PRINT*

Go B.

clnmike said...

Thats my problem right there I cant let an arguement go.

Brothers Blog said...

I'm with you on this I don't have to argue my point to where I'm beating a dead horse as they say. I speak my peace/piece and leave it at that. You take in what you want you don't have to agree with me.

nikki said...

tell it, cuz i don't think anyone who needed to hear it heard u. they're too busy out there being negative. lol

flutter said...

this rocks, big.

Moanerplicity said...

Wow! Sista! Do you realize how DEEP you came w/ your truth in his piece? I can only be your AMEN corner on this one! *smiles*

People often expect me to argue my POV. I don't bother. It's not even a point of being right. It simply is what it is. No sense in trying to sway others to my way of thinking/feeling. We all must walk in our OWN truth!

And that's a beautiful expression 'Faith Forward Friday.'

Yes, Life, & living are rich indeed.

Snatch JOY!

One.

Sista GP said...

when I want to make my point with hubby, I just present my statement and supporting reasonings and let it simmer...eventually he agrees, lol
or sometimes not, screws up, and THEN agrees with me.

LadyLee said...

I hate to argue. For me to argue is for me to go about trying to validate myself and what I believe, and that shouldn't be so.

Great post as always.

Pajnstl said...

give me happiness anyday!

Angie-Nuvision said...

Great post...
Love,
A

MzTeeJaye said...

So right, so true

Somebodies Friend said...

Great post

I don't ever need to argue or convince anybody that my POV is better of the only one, it is mine, and if I tell somebody what I think they can take it or leave it.

TRUTHZ said...

sometimes i choose to be right over being happy... it depends on what the situation is.. i mean if it's something simple like who won x,y, z, or what color is the sky...then yeah, imma choose happiness...but if it is about religion, morals, my child ...something that is important to me... imma have to go with being right

Jacqueline said...

Ah! A kindred spirit! How lucky are we who only need our truth - not the necessity to share it with the world.

Keep up the good work.

Love, hugs, and happiness.