Happy Saturday I hope that you have all had a day full of blessings and family time. I know that I sure have. This evening my husband and I are lounging in the living room watching some football on t.v. I don’t know if you are like me but, I typically scroll social media and look at Pinterest while we are winding down for the evening. I catch a minute or two of whatever is on the television but, evening is usually my time to catch up on what everyone else has posted for the day and to troll Pinterest to get ideas on a gazillion things I would like to do. I need to quit looking at it really. I am not a millionaire. I can not afford to do all this business lol. Tonight I caught myself just putting my phone down and not wanting to pick it back up. Have you noticed the many opinions your friends have on social media? Tonight I got caught up in reading some comments on a friends political post and I truly wish I hadn’t. I scrolled on after getting frustrated and then found myself reading more comments on another friends post about the Covid 19 vaccine. All I could do was just shake my head. Not over the yay’s or nay’s commented about each post but, the negative, judgmental tone to the comments. Wow.
When I was a little girl, and I mean a little 3 years old to be exact, my precious momma had me at our little church on Sunday mornings. Although I can honestly say that I don’t remember a lot about what we did every Sunday I do remember one thing in particular. That memory was the teaching of unconditional love. Tonight as I read the comments of some people that I have known for very many years all I could think of was that teaching. Now this isn’t a religious post. As I have said from the beginning of my blog site, I am a Christian and am not at all ashamed of that but, I also believe in the right to feel or believe whatever is right for you. Lord knows I have had more ups and downs than most can count and my little bumps in the road have been sometimes like mountains. With that being said, I am in no position to judge anyone. Honestly, none of us are. No matter what you feel or believe I hope to always treat you with respect and to love you for you. Let me just say there is not a lot of love or respect for that matter, going on in some of the posts that I am reading.
This past year has been filled with so much frustration and fear and struggle for us all. In my opinion most of us aren’t really even certain what to do right now. Do we take a vaccine or chance it? Do we believe everything that we read or completely ignore it? Do we get frustrated over the current political situation and lash out or stay quiet and be called meek by others. It’s sort of a damned if you do, damned if you don’t kind of world that we are living in at the moment. (Sorry for the potty language but oh well). I guess what I am trying to say is, at the end of the day, no matter what is happening in this big world, I am still me and you are still you. Nothing is going to change that. I am still a momma, a wife, a sister, a daughter, an employee, and a child of God. And so are you. We all get up every day and we put our pants on the exact same way. We brush our hair the same way. We chew our food the same way. I am no better than you and you are no better than me.
The opposite of judgement is love. Wow! That’s powerful. Think about that. THE OPPOSITE OF JUDGEMENT IS LOVE! Why would anyone chance losing a friendship over judgement. I’m sure you, like me have seen friendships and families fall apart because of people not accepting others for who they are. That is judgement. Good or bad, agree or disagree, that is judgement. Sometimes I have to sit back an take a long look at myself because I have judged. It hurts my heart, but I have. We all have. So as I say to myself “don’t be a drama llama” and try to think before you speak (I am telling myself this too). Are you getting ready to bless the person you are responding to or are you going to hurt them. Sometimes we might need to put ourselves in their shoes for a moment.
My wish for all of you tonight is that you see the best in others. I wish I could cross my arms and blink my eyes like “I dream of Jeannie” and make it all better. But, I can’t. If you are looking at the good it is so much easier to look over the differences. This little precious life that we live is so fast. In a blink it is over. Think about that. I pray that we all spend it in peace and without regret. Appreciate every day. It’s your story, go write it. Love on as many people as you can. We all need it. Especially right now. Blessings and love to you all. ❤️ Always