An old saying /question came to mind this morning. "You can either be happy or right" I am one of those people that is passionate and thinks totally with the creative side of her brain ,so much so that I can never remember what side that is ?!? . I grew up in a very small town in the Midwest in a time and place where no one knew about the different ways creative people live and learn in this world. It was just the 3 R's go to church and always wear clean underwear and you did it that way or you were considered a slow learner. To make up for this "slow learning" I needed to try extra hard to be" common sense smart" so that I could earn peoples respect even if I was not book smart. All my life I have tried to "do it right " and it has turned me into a controlling, self righteous B*&%H at times. It has not made me happy when I try so hard thinking "what will others think?" and it has made lots of people unhappy when I am in my self righteous frame of mind ....wow and my voice that goes with it !!. The gift I am giving my self this year is the gift of just doing it with my heart be a "happy fool" and with passion. Doing it " right" has not seemed to make that much difference in saving me from life's painful lessons and maybe just the opposite, as life keeps telling me " let go of the CONTROL you self righteous B*&^#H" .So why not just try being happy rather then right? This may be a bit tougher then I think but I am going to give it a try . I would love to hear any of your thoughts as to this question as it is an interesting one that I think many creative souls struggle with.