Last evening while I was entertaining myself with Pinterest and a can of Pringles (I know, shame on me) I came across a Pin that linked to an article on a gal’s blog. This particular article discussed 4 ways that she saves at the grocery store, similar to my post from yesterday.
When I finished reading her article (with basically the same suggestions as mine) I noticed she had 44 comments and I wanted to check out what her readers suggested for additional savings. Perhaps I’d learn something new?
My heart fell when I came across a post from another woman totally trashing the blog’s “common sense” suggestions, then ending the post with “You’re An Idiot!”.
I’m noticing more and more of this negativity and treating people badly. On blogs, on Pinterest, in life. I can’t help but wonder what happened to that rule “If you don’t have anything nice to say, say nothing at all” or “Treat others as you’d like to be treated”.
If you don’t like what you’re reading (or seeing on Pinterest, or encountering in life) simply move on. Why is it necessary to seek to ruin the day of another?
I realize more and more that misery really does love company. Sad, but true.
I couldn’t be more impressed with the response from Lydia (the blogger), who came back with a very tactful response simply apologizing that the reader didn’t find value in her post, and wishing the reader luck with their continued smart shopping sense (or something to that effect).
I might have let emotion get in the way and asked the reader to “Shut The Front Door”.
So…anyway…I want to give a shout out to Lydia and her blog (which, by the way, appears is no longer an independent blog on blogspot but runs on the Parents.com webpage – Congrats!). Check her out, applaud her, and love her the way I do for not sending a nastygram back to this inconsiderate reader!!
You can find her here: The Thrifty Frugal Mom
And today, if possible, see if you can shine a ray of sunshine into the life of another. Maybe a complete stranger. It’s no more difficult than making eye contact, smiling and saying hello.
I’ll do my part by sharing this ray of sunshine with you:
I took this picture on my way to work one morning, during a particularly difficult period in my life when all I wanted to do was just pull the covers back over my head and sleep the day away. It’s beautiful. I find it peaceful and full of hope…that even in the darkest of times, there’s light.