Some people are very good at winning the game they are
playing. Unfortunately, they might be playing the wrong game.
If they are playing to win their game at all costs and in
the process take advantage of people, hurt people, or think only of themselves,
they might win that game. But they will lose in the most important game of
What game are you playing? That question might be more
important than whether you are winning.
The spring equinox is when day and night are close to the
same length. (The same thing happens in the autumn.) It’s also when we start
seeing signs of spring. The weather starts getting a little warmer and plants start
blooming again. It’s a time for new life.
I think now is a great time to think about where we are in
our life and where we want to go. It’s a great time to think about who we are and
who we want to become. With everything around us growing, it’s a good time for
us to grow as well. It’s a good time for us to start new beginnings, whether it
be a new venture or a new way of thinking.
I know people who pride themselves on always winning.
Winning is very important to them, even if in winning they hurt others.
It is possible to win every “battle” and still lose the
“war.” Do you know people who have won
every battle in that they have everything they thought they wanted but have
lost the war because they still are not happy? Do you know people that on the
surface have won every battle but at the end of their life they don’t have
anything of real importance to show for it?
Ultimately, what is important is our relationships.
Sometimes we can help ourselves win the war if we let others win some battles.
Sometimes we need to determine what battles are worth fighting. It’s important
to stay focused on what is of long-term importance rather than the day-to-day
Although rabies is rare in the United States now, we have
all heard of rabid dogs and the threat they pose. In the past, dogs thought to
have rabies were immediately killed to prevent them from harming and passing
the disease on to humans or other animals.
I think toxic people are much like rabid dogs. They pose a
serious threat to the health of other people. They can affect the physical,
mental, and emotional health of those around them.
We can’t, obviously, kill people because they are toxic. We
can, however, limit our time with them and limit their influence on us. If you
must deal with a toxic person, I suggest you gain information from a
professional source on what you can do.