I came across this facebook post today and it made me smile. "15 things You Should Give up to be Happy"
Lately, I've found that it's so much easier just to let things be... rather than let them get you down.
Don't like the way your co-worker barges in your office (every hour, on the hour)... let it go.
Don't like the way your husband stacks the dishes... let it go. [He is washing them]
Don't like the trash your neighbors throw in your yard... let it go. [At least you have a house]
You can't control things other people do, but you can control how you react. So, do what you can, fix what you can, help others when you can, and most of all - just be happy that you are able to do what you want and feel what you do!
So, #1 on this list: Give up your need to always be right.There are so many of us who can’t stand the idea of being wrong – wanting to always be right – even at the risk of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and pain, for us and for others. It’s just not worth it. Whenever you feel the ‘urgent’ need to jump into a fight over who is right and who is wrong, ask yourself this question: “Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?” Wayne Dyer. What difference will that make? Is your ego really that big?