Words to Live By

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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! πŸ’›


  1. Thank you for sharing that fantastic quote! I’m going to memorise it until I never forget it … and, hopefully, live by it.

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  2. This is multi-faceted. In some contexts, doing the right thing for yourself is not the same thing as being kind for someone else. In others, and I think this is the point trying to be made, it’s really not important who is right and who is wrong. In those contexts, I agree with the sentiment. In the others I mentioned first, it is important to understand who you are being kind to, and what the cost of that kindness is. The gentlest approach is not always the kindest. Everyone deserves to treat themselves kindly too.

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