Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Year

Well, it's been about two months since my last post.

*I'm a little nervous*

I guess my last post was a little controversial.

I guessed that was going to happen, but I didn't guess how much it was going to affect me.

I received wonderful feedback from people who know me, but people I don't know were pretty judgmental and, honestly, rude. Some had constructive things to say with good intentions, but most were just plain mean.

I do not approve of that kind of stuff.

If you don't know me, maybe err on the side of grace in what you don't understand... or ask questions.

I'm afraid that all too often, people forget that there are real people behind these blogs who have feelings. And, this is MY blog. So, if you don't like what you're reading, either respond in a way that encourages conversation so that I can hear your point (instead of your rude judgments) OR stop reading and move on.

Anyway, I guess I just wish we could stop hiding behind our computer/phone/tablet screens and remember that common courtesies and politeness still applies to our interactions.

Give a little grace.

If you would say it differently to the person over a cup of coffee, say it that way online. Be kind. Let's learn from each other, not hate on one another. Let's make the internet a place where we can be together, sharing ideas and thoughts and our hearts in a way that allows us to grow together. Even if you disagree with someone, you can choose kindness.

I mean, that is what I'm trying to teach my 5 year old.

Maybe us grown-ups need a little reminder, too.

Have a great day!

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