I never used to take sides. I despised confrontation….I still do. But I was so afraid to voice an opinion for fear of a negative reaction that I would exhaust myself creating an argument for both perspectives. Oh, how I have grown.
Perhaps my uneasiness came from wanting to keep the peace. But, thankfully, I have come to value my opinion and I have developed enough of a level of comfort in my beliefs to be able to assiduously express those opinions.
I will now take a side. I will vehemently argue for a position that I feel has merit. I truly believe that my point of view has a validity that is worth arguing, and I now have the courage to present the grounds for my debate.
I don’t know when this inner strength became apparent. And although I still deplore any form of negative encounter, I am more than willing to stand my ground and speak up for the things I believe to be important. My integrity defines me. My convictions embody the person I choose to personify and my willingness to defend my argument solidifies the confidence I have in myself.
I have chosen my side. I have drawn my line. And I will defend it with confidence and pride.