Recently a post came up on Facebook that was quite malicious towards my son. While some of the facts were true, most were not. However, due to the audacity of people on Facebook, the post spread like wildfire with everyone believing the worst.
My son is no angel – I know that. But there were also people making comments about me and my parenting. And it has continued on through private messages to my parents – from someone who really has no right to be saying anything about me. It has totally ruined my day today and I am filled with anger. So despite the daily pain of my hands from the carpal tunnel – I have decided to speak out on here about social media.
Social media can be a great thing – keeping in touch with people while away, blogging about everything that interests us, and sharing recipes. But social media can be life changing for people when it is used as a weapon. And that is how I see this now. It was a weapon against my son, who has now lost his job because the accusations that are spreading about him. He maintains friendships with people who are his real friends but he has become an outcast in a community that he loved for so long. Perhaps before chastising someone and spreading information about someone, people should do some research first. Or speak firsthand to the people on both sides who are involved in a bad situation.
I am very good about keeping positive and I firmly believe that something positive will come of all this. But in the meantime, I will maintain my slight bit of anger at these people and remember that while they may threaten me personally (which they have!) I am the better person and have not retaliated the same way.
Regrets, I’ve had a few… words from a great and memorable song. My way ~ the way I choose to live my life.
Do you have regrets in your life? Is there something that you wish you could go back in your life and change?
I have regrets. Less than I used to but I still have regrets. There are times that I think maybe I would go back in time and change things, but then would I be where I am today? Not likely.
I truly believe that everything in our life happens for a reason, and that we meet certain people who are only in our life for a short time but have the biggest impact on us. Do I regret that this person is no longer in my life? No because I know the time we had together helped me grow into the woman I am today.
So don’t go through life with too many regrets. Be grateful for everything you have. Life is too short to have too many regrets.
This week has been an eye opening week for me. And one of enlightenment in the face of death.
Earlier this week, I found out that my ex father in law passed away. I was sad to hear this as he was a good man to me and to my two children. He loved my kids very much. But in the days that passed, some very distressing things were brought to light. I was disheartened, angry, disappointed and stressed about what became known to me.
In my Aries way, I was ready to lash out to protect my child. However, after much thinking and debating with myself, I made the decision not to.
I came to this Temple today to find peace and tranquility and to say a prayer for my father in law.
I have grown so much in the past couple of years. It is no use to be angry at people who cannot see that they are only hurting themselves with their hate and anger. I may not agree with how they have acted, but it is not a reflection of me nor is it a reflection of my children.
I love my children and I want them to have a life of peace and love, which they both deserve. None of us are perfect. We learn from our mistakes and become grateful for what and who we have in our lives, and we move forward.
Bill Sr., I hope you know just how much you were loved by me and by both of your grandchildren. You will be missed.
To my children, don’t ever forget how much I love you. Go forward in your life with love in your heart and peace in your mind.