Hallo again everyone. It's a very wet and dreary day here in heavenly Devon. I've faffed around a bit today (I'm pretty good at 'faffing' I'll have you know. In fact, it's probably one of my strong points! Motivation...not so much. Patience....that's definitely a no-no). Anyway, I digress - as it's the afternoon now and I'm just sitting around, I thought I would write another Blog Post.
Don't you just love the first quote above ? Surely we can still be kind and civil to each other even if we don't agree on a certain subject? What I don't like, is meanness, which can take many forms.... unkindness, unfairness, spitefulness, to name but a few.
I have had a Twitter account for many years, but I don't actually use it. Well, out of sheer boredom the other day, I delved into it very briefly. My goodness me, I couldn't believe the negativity that abounds there. People spouting off about every subject under the sun, and I didn't come across one positive comment. Wherever they came from, people seemed to absolutely hate the Countries they were living in. Now I realise that active Twitter users will be quick to point out that this is not the case - I can only speak as I find (or found!).
I'm not on Facebook quite so much now as, because of the algorithms (no, me neither!) they use these days, sometimes Posts from my friends don't appear until several days later. I use Instagram much more, where there are so many like minded women, who post photos of their pets, their gardens, lovely images of their walks etc, and it just seems like a much more serene place to be. Everyone is very kind and always very encouraging to each other. Now I'm not naive - I realise that Trolls appear there as well, but I haven't encountered any.
I always love to read the School Reports of my grandchildren (that is when they were actually going to school), and, obviously. I was delighted when they had done well in their various subjects, but what I loved most of all, was when the Teacher used to say that they were always kind and caring towards their classmates, and considerate towards others. You can't ask for more than that, and I always used to tell them how pleased I was to read comments like that.
Caring about others, and giving to others, helps us as individuals as well. Not only do we physically feel better, but our self-esteem benefits as well, if we can shift our focus to what is around us and not what is within us. None of us knows what may be going on behind the scenes as it were, in someone else's life, so, surely, it's worth going that extra mile to be kind to all those we come into contact with.
So then, on that note, I will leave you once again. On a good note I had the first of my vaccinations yesterday on the COVID front. Onwards and upwards!!!
All quotes today courtesy of Pinterest.