I guess apologies are in order as I begin this post. Two years ago, when I began to blog again, I made a solemn promise to never be negative and keep things uplifting or just not post anything. I'm about to break that promise for the first time...but I feel like it's time for me to say something! I just can't help myself and it needs to be said!
ENOUGH ALREADY! What's with the constant posting of conspiracy theories, the political attacks, the constant reminders about how there is a "secret" movement to undermine EVERYTHING, the constant barrage of quotes/sound bytes from celebrities (...or wannabes) who think they are experts about EVERYTHING!?!?!
News flash folks...JUST BECAUSE IT'S ON THE INTERNET DOES NOT MAKE IT TRUE!!! Every day I see this stuff on Facebook or the news and I'm left with feelings of anguish, anger, and the overwhelming feeling that there is NOTHING positive left in the world. Ok...your first thought is...TURN IT OFF YOU IDIOT! Guess what...I do! But then, people who I love and respect, people who I call friends, bombard each other with text, emails, and private messages about this same garbage. Why do I open them? I open them because I (incorrectly) believe that someone is sharing something with me that I will need, enjoy, or benefit from.
Some of this stuff is YEARS old and TOTALLY IRRELEVANT! But it gets shared like it just happened yesterday! I actually saw a Facebook post about a week ago that was sooooooo unbelievable (and actually happened over 4 years ago) that I attempted to share some knowledge with the person who sent it to me. Of course, he got angry because he was embarrassed that he shared something so bogus...but he was angry with me for telling him about it. I could have done it VERY publicly on Facebook...but I sent him a private message...all he wanted to do was try to make me see that he was just trying to KEEP IT REAL!
Right now, we are involved in something that very few people can ever begin to relate to. Our whole world has changed dramatically...almost over night! Yet, so many people are spending their time, energy, and efforts to forward their own agendas. It's all about a political party, the 2nd/4th/8th Amendments, or how 5G is causing the Covid-19 to be more severe than it should be, the "New World Order", or today's awesome example...that we're all being punished by God! Yeah...That one came from HULK HOGAN! Yup...the wrestler...you know, the spiritual expert we should all be turning to during a crisis! Hey...everyone'e entitled to their own opinion. But I'm sick and tired of people cramming stuff down my throat.
Well, my solution is really quite easy. I am just going to avoid reading, listing to, or even looking at anything that doesn't promote LOVE, PEACE, HARMONY, or will not help make the world a better place. That's my choice! But, if it gets sent to me, SENDER BEWARE & please understand this...you will probably get a response from me that you DO NOT want to see or hear. Of course, you don't have to listen to me or read my posts...and I don't have to allow my own mental health be attacked by this constant attack of mindless drivel!!!
Listen, all I'm saying is this...We have all been given a command by Christ. He calls for us to love the Lord our God and to love our neighbors...In other words, we should help, and uplift each other, as we love God.
30 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these.”
Even if you aren't a Christian, don't we have an obligation to our fellow man to help each other and be kind human beings? I just don't know how you can say that you are doing this if you are sharing and promoting things that create distrust, anxiety, uncertainty, negativity, or outright hate of others. You really want to "keep it real" and "stay aware"....Share some uplifting scripture, or share a story about someone in the community who did something good, or find something GOOD, POSITIVE, UPLIFTING to post about...If you can't...THEN JUST DON'T POST IT!!! I remember when Facebook was for friends and family to share with each other about their lives, family events, vacations, etc....Yeah, it wasn't that long ago.
END OF RANT...
Peace & Love (...BE POSITIVE) #AmericaStrong #AloneTogether
Shameless plug for a video I made for the Veterans Memorial Museum
(But it IS a positive message)
Husband, father, sinner saved by the Grace of God, old teacher, wood-worker, bad golfer, USM Golden Eagle (forever) and MSU Bulldog lover (It's a daughter thing)