Wow, no kidding!
I try to do good on my blog and my page, but ya know what? I'm human. I step in it from time to time and I totally blow it.
I feel that I totally blew it on my page yesterday by posting something... well, not so nice.
I didn't need anyone to point my sin out to me... My conscience took fabulous care of that for me.
The thing I didn't consider at the time is the thing I try so hard to convey - words are powerful. No matter if they are spoken words or written. Yesterday they were written words.
Yesterday, I saw a mom being soooo incredibly hurtful and publicly mean to her child that I took that in and mentally made that her full picture. Her character.
Have you ever seen the movie, Shallow Hal? He only sees inner beauty, therefore when he saw someone with a beautiful heart, he saw that woman as society's view of a beautiful woman. If they were mean, he saw them as horrid & ugly. This is how I saw this woman. Horrid & ugly.
I looked her up and down, I saw ugly. I saw a crying child trying to do good and impress her mom and I saw a mom who couldn't be pleased.
At that moment, I didn't care if she'd had a bad day, if she had other stuff going on - I only saw the outside. On that, I chose to write a negative remark on my Facebook page.
True, she doesn't know me. She doesn't know my page and if she did, she may not know I was talking about her.
None of that mattered to me. What mattered to me is that I took in what I saw and acted upon it. I was no better than she.
I saw her mean and ugly and I perpetuated it with my own personal mean and ugly.
I don't know what was going on to make her so mean that day - and until now - no one knew the full picture behind my comment.
That doesn't give me a pass.
What I and we all need to remember is that most people only see what's on the surface. We see the mean and the ugly, not the pain or anger under the surface that may be creating the ick.
True -- she may just be a mean spirited human.
But how will people think of me after what I had to say?
Watch your words.
Have a wonderful day and as always...