“We all must make the choice between what is RIGHT and what is EASY”… Scarlett79.
We’ve all been there. We’ve all been wondering which way to choose. And very often the right way seemed so difficult. The other way, not necessary a wrong way but maybe just not the right one, seemed so much easier to take. I’m sure you know the feeling.
By choosing the other way we might not necessary do any harm to others but we might not stay true to ourselves. And it will catch up with us. At least I believe so. There are still things in my life, decisions I’ve made years ago, reactions from my side that I question today. Of course I can’t change it now and of course they all got me to where I am, who I am, today. Still, if I could, I would probably decide to take the harder path because it would be the right one.
I believe it takes a lot of strength to choose the right way instead of the easy one and we face this decision on a daily base. It’s those little things. Even just choosing healthy food over junk food. It’s so much better to prepare a healthy meal. Is it easy? Not really. There is more effort going into preparing a meal and it would be so much easier to just grab a fast food meal somewhere on the way home.
Or working out. It would be right to work out on a daily base. Only a little bit. Go for a walk, be outside. But it might be so much easier to only just sit down on the sofa, eat some chocolate and read a book or watch a movie… There is nothing wrong about sitting on the sofa and reading a book. But it’s definitely not right for you and your health to just sit around.
So many situations in our life. Re my previous post about friendships: If you find out that the partner of your friend is cheating, it would definitely be the right thing to tell your friend. But is it easy? Not at all. So many factors to consider. How much will you hurt your friend by telling? Will your friend believe you? Will your friend get mad at you? Will your friend be in denial and push you out of his or her life because you did what you felt was right? If it all gets hard, can you still stick to your friend and will the friendship ever be the same?
In a relationship: There are two people who suddenly become kind of a unit and of course there are always things that you would prefer would be done differently or handled differently by your partner. So maybe for you it would be the right thing to “change” the way they are doing it. Or talk about it. And maybe this is not easy at all. It might even lead to arguments. But would it be better to not tell? I guess it might be easier but in the long term the relationship would not benefit. If you always keep everything to yourself, it will catch up with you one day.
There will never be a balance between RIGHT and EASY. One will always be on the top. And even the decision about which one you want to have on top in your life is not easy. I definitely would love to be the best person I possibly can. Is it easy? No, not at all…
In response to the Daily Post Daily Prompt – Third From The Top