The Kindness Project – Winning Isn’t Everything, Right?
Too often kindness is relegated to a random act performed only when we’re feeling good. But an even greater kindness (to ourselves and others) occurs when we reach out even when we aren’t feeling entirely whole. It’s not easy, and no one is perfect. But we’ve decided it’s not impossible to brighten the world one smile, one kind word, one blog post at a time. To that end, a few of us writers have established The Kindness Project, starting with a series of inspirational posts. We post the second Wednesday of every month.
I hope you are all having a great week! I was having trouble figuring out what to blog about, but I got to thinking… about winning. Not like Olympic-type winning, kind of like winning an argument.
See… I like to win… arguments, that is. When I first met my husband we were both the annoying “I WIN,” type of people. We would endlessly search IMDB just to prove the other wrong. We would try anything to be right. AND you know what? We would get into fights about it. At the time, it was more important for me to be right, even with something as trivial as whether Will Smith was in that one movie with that one guy.
The older I’ve gotten the more I realize that it isn’t as important as it used to be… OKAY, that’s a lie. It’s still important, but I realize more often than not, that’s it’s okay to let him believe something or just let it go. It’s pretty much the HARDEST DAMN THING TO DO, but you know what? I usually feel better when I do.
It’s kind of a cliche. I mean, winning isn’t everything? Come on, Erica. You can’t really believe that.
I do. Sometimes, it’s the losses that make us more well-rounded. It’s the losses that taught me humility. It’s the losses that shaped me and my writing. I mean, if we won all the time, we would have nothing to aspire to, right?
What do you think? Are you a gracious loser?
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Love ya! Er