Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Feeling the Love

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Thank you everyone who gave me such encouraging messages yesterday.  To let you all know, comments, on my blog, have to be approved by me before they are published on the blog.  If I find your comment offensive to me or could be offensive to others, it will be deleted immediately.  What does this mean?  If your comment is published, you have not offended me or anyone I know.  Becki, hugs go to you for making you worry.  Sorry about that.

After having a good night's sleep and time to read and think about what advice I was given, I have decided something.

THIS IS MY BLOG.......................NOT ANYONE ELSE'S!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, that felt good.  I started this blog on February 28,2007.  In the 13 years I have been blogging, I have never had an issue with comments (other than spam, before I started approving comments).  In the past few months, I have seen many unkind comments, not just on my blog, but on others as well.  It all seems to have started about the time we got stay at home orders.  Hmmmmm, could this be because of frustration and/or boredom? 

That all being said, I will not be bullied into changing my blog because of a few inconsiderate people (who will remain unnamed).  This blog has been such a blessing for me.  I have met some of the most wonderful people through blogging.  It is a place where I can share myself and even at times, over share myself.  (My family is subject to that a lot)  

When I read other people's blogs, I very much enjoy reading about their ideas, daily activities, craft projects, their joys and sorrows, their families, pets, and jobs.  The blogs that I read, from other parts of the world than where I live, make me feel like I take a journey each time I get a glimpse into their world.

I do not always agree with things that are posted on other's blogs.  I do not agree with many peoples political ideas, religious beliefs, life styles and world views.  But that does not mean I can not enjoy reading their blogs and still find many interesting things.  They are still people and I know I would enjoy meeting them in person and would enjoy sharing a meal or glass of wine with them.  (I would even buy!) 

There is enough hate going on in today's world.  Let's try and be better people and respect each other.  There is not anyone that will agree with you 100% of the time.  (ask any married couple that)  That does not give you the right to bully them into your way of thinking.  Be kind.  You catch more flies with honey then you do vinegar.  (another of my mom's sayings)

Thank you to all the readers who are kind and considerate.  Thank you for being a 'friend'. (You just heard the Golden Girls theme song, didn't you.)

Blessing to you all!


Retired Knitter said...

All Right, Girl!! You are on the right track!

I am so glad you have that attitude. And just for the record, I glanced back at some of the posts I missed and I find it remarkable that anyone could be unkind in response to your posts! You might be right ... this pandemic and now the social upheaval are probably beginning to build up in people.

Oh well ... it is not an excuse for being unkind! Glad you are feeling better!

Sam I Am...... said...

You are such a great person, Marsha and one of the reasons I love reading your blog is because you are so good at expressing yourself through your writing. I feel so blessed too that you didn't "kick me to the curb"! LOL! Can you believe how long we have been blogging? It's amazing but I really enjoy it and my blog friends are my only friends...sad but true! I wish I was next door neighbors to you and all my blog friends! Have a great day! Hugs ~ Sam

Becki said...

I hope this all means you'll feel free to continue sharing anything you might have shared before. And now I, happily, have the Golden Girls theme song running through my head...

Stefanie said...

Word, lady. Peace out.