TODAY THE WORD is COMMENTS. In our world of technology and social networks, words like comments, like, unlike, friend, delete, post, blog, etc. have found their way to center stage. We get posts and photos from our friends and we “comment”. We sometimes wish we could find a “love” button instead of like when it is a sensational post. We add Amen to the comment section and we share. In written form, words lose some of their meaning as we cannot see the face or the smiles or even the frowns. Nevertheless, we like to see comments of others. I have wondered why this action means so much to us. When we cook for others, and we have tasted everything and know it is tasty; we still wait for the “comments” and it is confirmed when we hear, “It is so good” or the other many reactions. A young lady is picking out an outfit and she has already seen how pretty or cool she looks; she waits for the comments from her friends to agree. What happens if they disagree with her first thought? It no longer has the appeal and she changes to another. Should comments be so important? I thought at an earlier stage in my life I had to have approval from everyone else to be “an approved body”. I almost made myself miserable by trying to please everyone else. I felt it necessary to fit into “the normal” mold. Life was somehow not as enjoyable when I conformed to the thinking of others. Later in life, and I am not a rebel by no means, so don’t misunderstand what this message or “comments” is to be interpreted, I discovered I thought a little differently than some, similar to others, and liked that about me. Now for the deeper thought……Comments are sometimes helpful to us; comments are sometimes critical; comments can build a person up or tear them down. We should use comments very wisely. We should receive comments even wiser. Keep the ones which are helpful and use the comments meant constructively and toss any negative or destructive comments in the trash. God made each and every one of us to be unique. He gave one person the ability to sing; another one to speak; another one the grace and wisdom to be a mentor to others; He gave some the ability to be the quiet, reserved one; He gave some of us the ability to share our thoughts with others; and He gave the ability to nurse to some; He gave all of us the right to be ourselves and flourish if we keep His commandments and teachings. When we “comment” it should be with love and charity and keep the other person’s feelings in mind when we do comment. Live life, love life and live life to the fullest. Today, comment on an other’s good traits and good deeds.
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