I’ve had an earworm in my ear lately. The lyrics of Diana Ross‘s 1994 hit song, What the World Needs Now Is Love. I’ve always loved that song but as I continue to read my book by Dr. Wayne Dyer, The Power of Awakening I understand this quote.
When you have the choice to be right or to be kind, always pick kind.
I’m on the road a lot in the craziness of the city. If you know Atlanta traffic and drivers then you understand that it can make a preacher cuss. Somebody is always needing to get over and a blinker is always on. I’ve learned to just let them over. Not letting them does not get me there faster. It’s an act of kindness on the road. And if we are doing to others as we want to be done to us then that’s the right thing to do.
It doesn’t matter if they cut to get in front, it doesn’t matter if they are manipulating. When we decide to say “I’m right” as opposed to “I’m kind” the phrase “I’m right” automatically decides for the other party “they’re wrong” which breeds disharmony.
We have to also understand that maybe us letting them over is God’s way of slowing us down to avoid something worse than letting someone over. As I wrote earlier in the week Today Is the Last Day of Your Life, if this is your last day in your life then would you choose to be kind or be right? Every day could be the last day of your life so live like it. Because what the world really needs now is love sweet love.