Thankful Thursdays

For uplifting content.

I wouldn’t go as far as saying I would like life to go back to the days of “offline” living. Okay, some days I do, but as we know, that train left the station long time ago. However, I will say I would like life to go back to the time when we used the internet more for truth than misinformation, more for love than hate.

Fact is, the internet has been, overall, a positive innovation. Like most of you, I do appreciate technology and its advantages. Mainly, I appreciate how I can have communication and real time information at my fingertips, or on my wrist even. But, darn, what I’m not loving at all is what’s happening with social media platforms. I miss the days when Twitter was 140 characters of pleasantries, and Facebook was simply a photo album of family, friends and places. No longer. These platforms today have warped and transformed social interaction into something very dark. What a shame that is. And how unfortunate for the youngsters. Parents beware.

I think freedom to express an opinion is not a green light to disrespect. And while these social networks need much refurbishing, the social war we’ve gotten ourselves into falls solely on us. We, the users of these internet bullhorns, should be posting responsibly, especially when it comes to our opinions. I know resisting the urge to engage negatively is easier for some than for others. It’s what I’m trying to do. I just forgive and delete. After all, some comments are just not worth my keystrokes.

Decency and compassion go a long way in person, imagine how much further they can go through the web. For those who choose to post positive, uplifting content, I am thankful.

What are you thankful for today?

Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.”
-Emily Dickinson

“May these words of my mouth and this
meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord.”
-Psalm 19:14


Comments

Thankful Thursdays — 5 Comments

  1. Amen! We are all responsible for our own words and the consequences they may have. A must watch is The Social Dilemma on Netflix.

  2. I used to love to post family pictures on Facebook. Now not so much. It’s a dangerous time for all. Even adults believe that if they google something it must be true. So wrong! Try explaining that to a fifteen year old who has always had google on hand. I watched The Social Dilemma with my granddaughter but it didn’t seem phase her. Please pray that God will give me wisdom to explain and get through.

  3. Amen! You are so spot on, Connie! I don’t understand why much of our society has become so mean and hateful. So very sad. Thanks for always sharing faith and hope to all!

  4. Connie…Thank you, once again, for putting into words exactly how many of us feel about the negativity in our country. And I will say it once again….R E S P E C T…..can do wonders to change society and America for the better! Boop

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