Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Choosing What's Right

Friday, April 27, 2012

Choosing What's Right

Every day my friend Tom likes to post up encouraging or inspirational posts on Facebook. I look forward to these posts every day. I don’t think we always know that doing little things like this can have such an impact on someone else’s life. For the past 3 years I have been in a struggle between choosing to save a relationship or do what I know is right. Wednesday it finally all came to a head. Was I going to do what was easy or what was right? In the end it came down to my integrity and values. What message would I be sending my girls if I did not stand up for what I know is the right thing to do? If the outcome is not what I hope for, in the end, I will still feel good about my decision, because I know in my heart it was the right thing to do. Reading this Tom’s daily helped give me the extra strength I needed to push through and do what I needed to do without regret. I thought I would share it today in case anyone else needs that extra encouragement :)  Have a happy weekend!



“For those who think doing the right thing can sometimes be wrong, stay strong. Doing the right thing is exactly what we are meant to do. We do it not for anyone other than ourselves and we do it because its what makes us better. Doing right can be difficult, but can also be the most rewarding thing we can do. Doing right doesn't make you weak, on the contrary it makes for a confident showing of the persons we know we are. Everybody struggles but everybody knows the difference between what's right and what's wrong. Keep it simple and level headed.”



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20 comments:

  1. I love that! So inspiring and I know I've had to make decisions similar to what you're talking about, and I struggled with doing the "right" thing or shying away from it. But in the end, if your heart tells you what's right, you should follow it, otherwise you'll just live with the regret of not. No matter what you do, there will be consequences, but I'd rather have consequences for the right reasons, then for the wrong ones.

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  2. You made a wonderful choice Theresa. I do tend to follow my heart in most matters, although this has brought me to some very strange places lol.

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Paula :) I've ended up in some weird places too and suspect my decisions will land me in plenty more!

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  3. Such a lovely friend to have! Have you told Tom how inspiring he is? I think you should if you haven't yet! :)

    I do hope things turned out the way you hoped. Doing the right thing can really be such a struggle sometimes, but you are such a fighter!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Yes, I tell him on every post how inspirational he is. He's had a lot of life struggles himself, so I think these posts help him as much as the people who read them daily :)

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  4. Sometimes doing the right thing takes a lot of courage. It's often easier to go with the crowd. Of course historically, doing that has cost lives.

    Catch My Words
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow, so very coincidental you posted this! I fully believe had I not stood up and done the right thing, it would have cost one little girl her life.

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  5. totally agree! Sometimes doing right means doing the opposite of the main stream and people may turn their head on you with questioning eyes or disbelief look..but you just got to be strong. One day, they may change direction and follow you instead. So love this post! :)

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  6. Hi there!

    I'm Brandy from http://www.momwich.net.
    I'm glad to meet you on Bloggymoms.com.
    I absolutely love that quote - we have a printed version of it in our hallway :)
    Brandy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy to meet you too. I love your blog and can't wait to read more of your story :)

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  7. This hit me at exactly the correct time. We all have our personal demons to overcome and this gives us ammo!

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    1. That's right! I love the ammo we find when we most need it!

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  8. This post among your many others is one of the reasons I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!! Please check out my post at
    http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com/ for all the details.
    Evelyn

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    1. Thank you for the nominiation! How exciting!

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  9. It's nice to have those types of friends around. I hope that whatever you're going through gets easier for you. Stay strong and keep your head up.

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    1. Thank you! I believe in the end everything works out for the best, and have faith this will too :)

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  10. every time my teen leaves the house I remind them, "do the right thing."

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    1. That's some good advice for them! We just have to pray they are listening as they are running out the door!

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