Thursday, June 16, 2016

Always Stay Humble & Kind.


If you're a country music fan then you've heard those lyrics before, if you aren't a country music fan; it's from Tim McGraw's Humble and Kind. My heart is so heavy right now with all the negativity in this world. I try hard to surround myself with people who only lift me up, believe in me, inspire me and mirror the kind of person I hope I am. Not only the kind of person I hope I am but also the kind of person I want as a role model for my son. It's hard enough to live in this world and raise kids these days so I am a true believer in having the right kind of people in our lives as opposed to many people in our lives. Quality over quantity.

Then you add in social media and I feel like this is where it's harder to surround myself with only positive people because social media platforms give people a place to speak their minds and say things they usually wouldn't because they have a safety net around them. It's easy to sit behind a screen and type away things that you feel in the moment instead of walking away and giving it some thought and deciding it's really not a big deal after all. There is a part of me that HATES Facebook, especially. I've thought about deleting it several times but I do have family out of state whom I keep up with via Facebook and I want to be able to share with them all life's happy moments. I also use Facebook as a resource for my blog, so there's that, too. And I hope that the people on my Facebook page can find some inspiration through the things I share and my blog.

Facebook especially has become such a negative place where people are real quick to voice their thoughts and beliefs and if someone else doesn't agree then they can verbally attack them. But then there's this side of it, too. Just because you believe something doesn't mean you should be shoving it down other people's throats to believe what you believe in, too.

Generally speaking, I don't talk about politics and my opinion on world tragedies on social media because I am just as accountable for what I put out here on the web as I am for the things I say. I feel like people tend to forget their accountability when it comes to social media, Facebook especially. In times like these you see people's true colors come out and it's an eye opener. There are people who have shown a side of themselves that has shocked and disappointed me. It hurts my heart.

What's going on in this world isn't a weapons problem. It's a heart problem. I'm trying my best to not let this cruel world make me have a cold heart and I'm trying to raise a member of society who can and will speak his voice but also who shows respect and who always stays humble and kind. Someone who isn't so narrow minded that he can only see his own beliefs and views. Someone who knows when to stop talking and listen to others beliefs and views, too. That's what the world needs now. The world needs to know when to sit down and listen. When to show respect. And that we can agree to disagree without fighting. No one can make you change your views so hold on to them tight but stop and listen to others.

Before you share something on social media think about every person on your friend's list and ask yourself will sharing this hurt them? If the answer is yes to even one person you care about then you shouldn't be sharing it. How would you feel if your kids read what you were sharing? If their friends read it? Is it something you can back with facts? Not just your opinion. Before you press the post button, pause for a minute and let what you've typed really sink in with you. You may find that just typing it out is enough and that sharing it isn't necessary. If, after that minute you still feel the need to share then go for it but remember, you are just as accountable for what you say on social media as you are for what you say in real life.


"Her mouth speaks from that which fills her heart." Luke 6:45









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15 comments:

  1. I agree, that FB really has become a negative place for people to voice their opinions about politics. I usually just scroll right past it!

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    1. Thank You for your comment! I agree, it is such a negative place now days and it hurts me to the core to know that people I thought I knew so well are the ones saying the cruelest things. It's easy for me to scroll past it when it's something that doesn't matter as much to me but in these situations it's so much harder. That's why I'm glad I have my blog. I can voice my thoughts here and get wonderful feedback and support from sweet readers like you!

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  2. Oh my word, yes! I have been avoiding Facebook because of this. People are so ignorant and insensitive to the things going on in the world! This world needs more Jesus!

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    1. You always uplift and inspire me! We have the same kind of heart and just get that this world does need more Jesus. I'm stunned by the way people I thought I knew so well are acting on Facebook.

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  3. "It's a heart problem" - Agreed!

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    1. It really is. I think that we need to take a good, long, hard look at humanity & our own hearts before we start making accusations and blaming inanimate objects for these events.

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  4. Yes x1,000! I've found myself staying away from Facebook of late (which I use to trawl as if it were oxygen) because of this exact reason.

    Stay humble, girl! You have such a kind heart - good on you for not letting the world change that! <3

    Christie's Take on Life. xx

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    1. Thank you for your comment. You're so sweet! Facebook has become a negative space and I don't have a place for that in my life. I know this world is a dark, cruel place but I'd rather live my life in a positive place than a negative one so I'm not on Facebook nearly as much as I used to be. Instead i'm finding refuge in my blog, with my sweet readers like you!

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  5. I love this post! Definitely think we all need this especially with everything going on <3

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    1. Thank You Adriana. I'm so glad you love my post. I'm finding refuge and comfort in here on my blog these days because of sweet readers like you. We're all in this together and it helps to have a safe place, a place that's not full of negativity and blame.

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  6. I so agree! There are nice things to share on social media, but there are delicate subjects that we should just keep to ourselves. I tend not to comment about these things on my Facebook or any other platform. Great post!

    Rosalyn | LynSire.com

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    1. Thank You for coming to my blog and leaving this comment. In times like these I don't post replies to people's negative shares on social media but this is something that just shakes me to my core. It hurts to know that people you respect and thought you knew so well show their true colors in times like these and it's not at all what you expected.

      I'm so glad you enjoyed this post!

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  7. I don't often share my opinion about news events and such on social media either. I honestly believe those conversations need to be had aloud not just dumping thoughts on the web. Many times people who are "friends" don't know the real feelings or thoughts because the conversations are not being had when they are face to face. I can't say my feed is negative simply because I delete people. I have deleted people not because they said something that directly hurt me, but because they are being rude or speaking foolish this includes folks who are believers and unbelievers.

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  8. I agree, Facebook has become so negative! With the elections - it's terrible!

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  9. So true. It is important to keep our hearts and minds positive. So hard to balance that with all that is going on!

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