Saturday, June 18, 2011

Smiles For Those Comments

Last week, I saw some comments come through to the blog. Most of the time, the comments are full of integrity, character and add value. Occasionally, there are some that just make you scratch your head and wonder about the person writing the comment.

While not everyone has to agree with me on every thing that I write, I do enjoy hearing how my blog posts touch other people. Like many that do comment, I appreciate the respectfulness of people when they are sharing their views and opinions. Often I am warmed by the words they share and what is shared becomes very special to me.

Last week, there was someone that read one of my blog posts and either it triggered something deep within them or they were just having a bad day. They made sure they stated to me that this was a pity blog. Of course, it was quite clear that the individual did not fully read the blog post or really check out the rest of the blog.

I try to write from my experiences and share what I have learned. Much of my subject matter comes from my own struggles through life as I try to open myself up to the world in hopes that someone else will find it helpful or challenge their own views. Often times by me writing what I do on this blog, I learn so much about myself and through what others share with me, that learning is compounded many times over.

The last thing I want this blog to be is a pity blog and hopefully it is not that! Yes, sharing the deep stories about my own journey could likely be seen that way, but only if the rest of the blog post is not read where the learning can be gleaned from the words.

I do realize that no matter how much we write or the way in which we write things, not everyone is going to accept what is said. There are times that I approach subjects on here that are volatile but my hope is that it will help bring about a positive direction in how all of us look at things. I think we can all learn so much from each other if we allow ourselves the opportunity.

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1 comment:

  1. Dearest Man, you know what if you are getting a variety of responses that means your blog and wisdom is serving its purpose, which is to make others think own their ownselves reflecting on your thoughts that you are kind to share. Everyone has different experiences and views, but this is what makes life beautiful. And what is funny is that everyone thinks, including myself, their way is the right, giggles from me...and for all the readers of this message, just imagine this..a world where everyone thinks the same, feels the same, acts the same...would that be a bore of what..all things are by choice, and if you come across to something in life, maybe you are suppose to..maybe it has a bigger meaning than we think..Thank God for our freedom of speech and thinking..blessings to you and to all...and God Bless this beautiful country as we are soon to celebrate on July 4th...






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