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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Talk about good things.

{I will start this off by saying this will not be another post about Miley Cyrus.  So, you're welcome for that.}

I wish that I would have kept count of how many blogs/instagrams/tweets I've seen in the last few days talking about Miley's interesting (?) VMA performance.  Everyone and their mother has had an opinion, and it's been almost disturbing to see how many people have felt the need to write long, drawn out play by plays of everything they feel was wrong about it.

Like we don't have anything else better to post about.

This is an ever-growing trend in social media: talking about issues that we have absolutely nothing to do with.  Slandering someone's name who we have never met.  Siding with issues and being extremely public and vocal about things we honestly have no idea about.

I've blogged about things like this before, here and here, and I don't really have all that much more to say on this topic.

But I'll say this:

Can we start talking about good things for a change?  Talking good about people we actually know, instead of badly about people we don't?  Can we talk about something amazing/hilarious/exciting that happened to us, instead of ranting about chick-fil-a/starbucks/insert whatever business everyone suddenly decides to have a problem with?

I think that would be good.

Your words are precious.  Don't waste them on things that don't matter.

Happy Wednesday.

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  1. preach it, sistah! reminds me of proverbs 16:24: "kind words are like honey — sweet to the soul and healthy for the body."

  2. I am a firm believer that if we take time to get to know someone well enough, we will eventually grow to like, and then love them. I suppose that's why we say good things about people we know well and sometimes speak ill of those we don't. So I guess what I'm saying is, be willing to take the time to get to know someone so you can understand why they are the way they are, or, if you don't want to get to know them, leave them alone. Although I'm sure Miley is a somewhat decent person inside, I have to say, her behavior was kind of disgusting, and that's all I'm saying.

    Sue//Chevron and Lace

  3. I didn't watch the awards. 1) because I don't have cable and 2) because I forgot they were even on that night. Waste of time. I think I was reading a book that night.

  4. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am getting pretty tired of hearing about it as well, but you had some great points. I couldn't agree with you more. :)

  5. Good thoughts and positive words make you happier...I'm all about the happy! :)

  6. Absolutely!! So many good things in this world :) We have to learn (as a society) to look at the good stuff and focus on those things. Thanks for the reminder!

  7. Thanks for this. After spending a good portion of my Monday "discussing" her performance I was sitting at the table that night and had a huge gut check moment. I felt just wrong for how much of my time I spent on judging her. I felt almost sick to my stomach and decided then and there I wouldn't utter another word about it. And how do I teach my almost 13 yr old that stuff like that (she didn't see it) doesn't get you the right kind of attention when I spend so much time, energy, and breath giving it attention?

  8. I like this!! We should definitely start doing this. :)


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