The Daily Groove

I'd Rather Feel Good!

We've been conditioned by the agents of our culture — parents, teachers, the media, etc. — to believe that our success and happiness depend on being "right."

Today, let's question that...

When you argue with your child, you may be "right," but do you feel happy?

When you criticize your partner, you may be "right," but do you feel love?

When you berate yourself for making a mistake, you get to be "right" about your wrongness! Are we having fun yet???

If you feel stress today — even mild tension — ask yourself if you're trying to be "right" about something, and consider the potential relief of simply letting it go.

Just breathe... and tell yourself, "I'd rather feel good than be right!"

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Re: I'd Rather Feel Good!

My dd and I ordered something for her online yesterday and today she asked me how many days until it would arrive in the mail. I told her probably 5 days (I was estimating) and she suddenly looked sad and I was thinking- oh she wants it to come sooner- and she said to me, "I wish it were 6 days until it arrived. Because I am 6!" I laughed and thought this was such a great example of choosing what makes you happy.