I LOVE being right!! I can really go there and argue to the Nth degree. In the past 4 days or so, I have been tremendously challenged by another person. Both insisting on our “rightness” of the situation. Neither backing down an inch. Then a couple of days ago I realized I AM LOSING SLEEP over this situation…this battle. I said a prayer. I wanted to be truthful, and more I importantly, KIND. All our interaction was through email. I slowly and patiently constructed an email with peace as my goal. I really checked out the words and asked my inner self, that little quiet voice, are there any barbs or underlying crap in this email? I had to rewrite it several times. I kept wanting to get my jabs in. Finally, it was clean. No b.s. in it. Regardless of how the other person responded, I knew I was sending it with a clean heart. I did not have to keep trying to prove my point. This person obviously had much angst. I was having much angst. I could only take care of my angst. Opting for peace over “having to be right” was a conscience choice. A choice I have rarely made in the past. I feel good. I feel relieved. I believe I will sleep well tonight!