Monday, November 12, 2012
Happy Monday Everyone!
I had a very unusual message on Face Book from a friend of a friend. The gentleman really liked my profile picture, which was me swinging on a clothes pole from 1954. I have to admit, the picture really brings happy memories of a time gone by. Its funny looking back at it, you hardly ever see clothes poles any more.
Any way, he recounted his own nostalgic times, and it was a pleasant exchange. Until I went to my home page this morning, and found that there was real criticism about some of my choices, including meditation, enjoying my horoscope, Oprah, political views, etc.
At first I was offended, then I was defensive. Then I stopped to think that everyone is entitled to their opinion.
It was amazing to see my reaction to this person's views. Here was a perfect stranger telling me that my likes and views were sinful. This person knows absolutely nothing about me yet had these very strong views about my life.
I know that in the scheme of things this is irrelevant. Yet I can't seem to shake it. All I have to do is unfriend this person...
I think what it comes down to is that no one has the right to to judge you. I work hard to not be judgemental, and from this day forward I will work harder to make it a point never to be offensive to anyone else.
This is a lesson that I thought I already knew, but obviously I needed to be taught once again.
Thanks for always being here, and listening. You are always close to my heart sparkers.