April 17, 2013
Good morning, Mintdom
There have been times and there will be times when I have conflict with someone. I know it is hard to believe of me! LOL Like many of you, I do not like conflict and I will avoid it as much as I can. You can dress it up by calling it CAREfrontation or something else; however, it is still uncomfortable for me. There is one thing that I have learned in my 50 is the new 60 years of life that has served me well and that is, it does not matter what the other person does. It DOES matter what I do. They can do the wrong things, be dishonest, and even say negative things about me to others; it does not matter. What DOES matter is that I do the right thing. What DOES matter is that I am honest. What DOES matter is that I keep MY side of the street clean. MY side of the street is sunny and MINTY FRESH! In the past, I would think of ways to get the person who ‘wronged’ me back. Even remembering the energy and wasted time makes me feel tense and brooding. Now, no matter how the other person behaves, I focus on dong the next right thing and keeping MY side of the street clean. I sleep so much better at night!
Lest you think I am a doormat – I am not. Keeping my side of the street clean does not mean that if someone wrongs me, I cannot take action if necessary. I will just take the correct action. How do you deal with conflict? Are you able to keep your side of the street clean?
I hope this song can serve as a little reminder how nice it is to stay on the sunny (Minty Fresh) side of the street http://youtu.be/LEsgLzgH_po
AffirMINTion: I focus on keeping MY side of the street clean.
Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.
What are you waiting for?
Life is good!
A Mini Minty MoMINT
My mom says… stay on the Minty Fresh side of the street and you will sleep well at night… and I LIKE IT!