When faced with differing opinions, I often choose to stay neutral and not get involved. I hate conflict and fighting so I will push my feelings down in order to keep the peace. That has not always worked out well though since I do have a bad temper so if pushed too far I explode. I know that is bad but I struggle with having opinions yet not being opinionated? A friend of mine Joe, said, “Everyone has an opinion, and everyone has a right to share that opinion, as long as it is done respectfully. The label of opinionated is used to shun others and silence the opposition.” Maybe I shouldn’t be afraid of being called opinionated then.
As I get older, I have come to realize that there are times that I should make a stand or pick a side. I do need to learn how to do that in the moment, and not let things that bother me slide by. Anyone reading my blog knows that I look for the good in situations, but I am also trying to get out of my comfort zone so that I can learn and grow. Instead of staying quiet or pretending like I don’t care, I am choosing to express my beliefs with love and consideration. Do you express your beliefs and opinions?
All through my day, no matter where I go, or what I do, I am always looking for the good. I try to find the good in people, in the world, in my life or even just in my day.
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