Who Is Mistral Dawn?

Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)) where she works as a hospital drudge and attends graduate school. Taken By The Huntsman is her first effort at writing fiction and if it is well received she has ideas for several more novels and short-stories in this series. Please feel free to visit her on FaceBook or drop her a line at mistralkdawn@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Who's Got The #Time?

Hey Everyone!

As I mentioned on Sunday, I've been looking back through the positivity blog tour I did with four fabulous ladies during June of last year.  While I was reading those old posts, something about the very first individual post struck me.  The post was written by the lovely and talented Barbara Chioffi, and if you'd like to read it in its entirety, which I recommend you do, you can find it here: Barbara's First Positivity Post.

As I said, the whole post is fantastic, but the part that struck me most about it is where she talked about how short life is, and how certain people are worthy of having our limited time spent on them.  Barbara drew a contrast with her words between people who build others up and people who tear others down.  I'm sure most of us know people who will bend over backwards just to make a stranger smile. Just as I'm also sure most of us know at least one person who will say or do anything or step on anyone just to gain a tiny advantage.

Since we do have such a small amount of time on this Earth, wouldn't it behoove us to be selective about who we spend that time with?  I don't know about you, but I'd rather spend my time with people who just want others to be happy and well than people who are always seeking a way to get ahead.  And yet, it often seems as if the troublemakers in our lives are the ones who monopolize our time.

There are probably a lot of reasons for this, but I think most of them probably boil down to the fact that those are the people who make the most noise.  They do dramatic things to gain attention, and it works.  I'm sure that you can, as I can, think of people like that right off the top of your head.

So, perhaps the thing to do moving forward is to stop rewarding bad behavior?  Instead of giving attention to those who hurt others and trying to reason with the unreasonable, we should shun such individuals altogether.  That way, we'll have more time to devote to the people in our lives who deserve it.