Sometimes you have to do what is right, not what is easy. Doing what’s right can take courage.
Life, even when straightforward, can be hard at times. It is made even more complicated by the choices we are asked to make throughout our journey.
The choices presented to us, and the decisions we make, reflect the person we are and the beliefs we hold. Technology, especially social media, has given a voice to those who would have you believe that you should do what is fun and makes people laugh, even when at another’s expense. This is wrong. Yes, it is that simple.
There has been a plus side. It is also giving those who refuse to take it anymore a voice, a platform to demand change; not just for them but for the betterment of all who are, or have been, suffering.
It takes courage at times to stand up for what is right, knowing that hate and angry words may fly your way. Courage to refuse even a loved one when they are disrespectful, hurtful and going down a path you cannot walk with them.
There is a certain kind of strength required at times to live your morals and your faith. Even when you know it will make you sad, break your heart, and feel the pain of letting go. Yet, you must have the courage to do what you know in the very depths of your soul is right.
Nobody ever promised us that life would be easy. In fact, life can be challenging and push us to the very edge at times, but we must respond with courage and love, strength and conviction if we are to live an honest and faithful life.
We must rise and stand against the bullies in this world and our lives. Sometimes, in the rising, we must simply walk away and say ‘no more.’ We must use our voices to cry out against evil and harmful actions towards others, even when that is not the most popular choice.
At times, there is a risk that comes with doing what is right. You may lose a friend, a family member, and possibly a job. At the end of our lives, we leave a legacy behind. Everyone does. The type of legacy is up to each of us.
You can take the easy way out and stand silent, but inside you will know what you are doing is wrong. The reality is that when you do nothing, you are helping no one. You are going against the grain of your very being. This, too, will cause you sadness and angst.
It is not always easy, and at times it can make us sad, but we also feel good when we know we’ve done what is right. We can gather strength from the action and continue moving forward.
So, while it may not be easy at times, remember that there are others out there who understand that doing what’s right can take courage.
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