Be Good to One Another
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Family interactions are fascinating to watch, and they can be devastating if people don't play fair and only want to win making everyone else wrong or miserable or both. It is hard sometimes for people to put aside petty things for the sake of being right. Is it a matter of maturity that is lacking or competition that is too keen, ignoring all the things that are right and good in a situation? It would be helpful if everyone learned to think twice before they spoke, asking themselves questions like "Is it nice? Is it necessary? Is it true?" Sadly some people look past what is better and what is for the greater good only to make or prove their point for some sort of oneupmanship award. One would think that visiting with adults would be more satisfying. Protect your children from this kind of discourse. If you can't count on family to teach you how to get along, then the road to happiness takes a detour and some might find themselves lost for a very long time. That sunny side of the street really is more sunny, and while there is nothing wrong with life in the shade, a sunny disposition is often a better choice than being a shady character. While there are a thousand or more uses for vinegar my grandmother used to say '"you can catch more flies with honey..." Be good to one another.