My devotion today asked about my “online life”.
“We are to be a light wherever we go, even online.” I truly believe this. Even when I write things that might be hard for people to read or hear, I try to just do it from a place of understanding in a way that might be helpful to someone. Not just a place of complaint and anger.
I am nearly half way through this 100 day devotional. I try to remember to read it everyday, but some days I forget. You know what? That is OK. I must skip it just enough for me to read the right page on days like today.
Social Media can really bog me down. I have a hard time deciding if I should rip myself a way from it all together or just be more purposeful and intentional with my use of it. I follow a page on Facebook that is All about my city. There is a gentlemen in my city who offers to do winter snow work for the elderly, for free. He is pretty incredible. Well, this man has encouraged other people, mainly men who have some kind of landscaping or home repair company to offer the same things to elderly and vets.
I mean is that just amazing? One of the men who has offered up some spring cleaning services wrote a really long post yesterday that really hit me. I am going to paraphrase, but he basically was telling people to wait just a minute before they post anything on social media. To really think before they hit that send button. Does what they are posting help anyone? Is it thoughtful, true and honest? Or after stopping to think for just a minute would they delete the post completely?
There is still good in this world. My city’s Facebook group proves it. It does also prove that people like to throw people under the bus and whine and complain about everything and nothing at the same time. Be the change, go out and do things, implement whatever it is you might like to see in the world.
I am a huge believer of putting into this universe what you would like to get out of it. Keep putting it in there, it is going to pay you back in dividends some day, probably when you lease expect it. If you are at all like me and the idea of a Devotional sounds encouraging and lovely to you, I recommend 100 Days to Brave. It has been everything that I have needed it to be in 2018.
Bless you and Happy Friday.