Words to Live By

A man with his hand on another man's shoulder. They are in conversation and smiling.

When I’m not immersed in blog-related activities I spend a fair bit of screen time on a mental health forum where people generously support and comfort one another during times of distress. The way I would describe it is that it’s like Facebook, but with oodles of honesty and compassion thrown in. It’s really brilliant.

Anyway, somebody posted something tonight which I found incredibly helpful and comforting, so I thought I’d share it with you.

If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose to be kind and you’ll always be right.

I feel this is a truth that I want to guide my conduct, and I hope it’s something I will always remember in those difficult situations we all have where we feel the need to defend ourselves because of pride or because we’re afraid of getting hurt.

If you’re struggling at the moment and would like to check out the mental health forum I mentioned, drop me an email via the contact page and I’ll tell you about it and send you a link. Have a wonderful weekend, dear ones, and be kind, whatever life throws at you! 💛

31 Comments on “Words to Live By

  1. Good words to live by, yes. Too often, I fail on the side of being right. The Word does not call us to be “right,” however, but kind and forgiving.
    “…be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32

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  2. The mind is the next major battlefield of medicine my friend and I believe kindness is going to be the great equalizer, as we look to help those fighting their own battles. Well written Steve!

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    • Thanks for reading! I’m not convinced that medicine holds the answer, for reasons of a philosophical nature, but I’m so thankful for your optimism and for the encouraging tone of your comment. Much appreciated! 🙂


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