I was reading a Facebook post of one of my blogging friends the other day talking about how the world of blogging has changed and I can say I totally agree with her but I will take it one step further to say how the world has changed. Since the discovery of the smartphone and the internet, there is a way too much bullying going on in the world. It is so easy to sit behind a computer screen and comment about a situation that we know nothing about and feel empowered by doing so. But really if you feel the need to comment something nasty why even bother. The world is messed up enough that we sure don’t need more negativity out there.
Here is an example- some internet troll and yes I called this person a troll – I did a little research on the email address but more about that later, felt the need to leave a nasty comment about the passing of my Koda Buggy. Basically saying that I can’t believe you kept her outside and shame on me and I didn’t deserve to have a dog. And that is why she died. I could have lashed back at the comment and been just as ugly but instead, I decided that I was just going to hit the delete button on this comment. But it upset me so much that I cried for a solid hour after I received the comment.
The commenter didn’t know how loved Koda was, she didn’t know that we tried to keep her inside but she destroyed everything in her path. She didn’t know that she would escape her kennel in the middle of the night and poop and pee in any room that was open. Yes, she was a puppy but with the energy she had, she was happier outside. If we were outside in the yard, she was right there with us. If I was in my Blog cabin working, she would be in her puppy playpen with her bed, her baby and her baby bottle, content just to be near me.
Did this person even go to my Facebook page or Instagram to see how much we loved our Koda Buggy? No, and I can tell you while. You see when you leave a comment on the blog, you have to leave an email address before you can comment. So I googled this email address and came across several posts by other bloggers that they had felt the need to leave a negative comment on. So you see this person is just so unhappy with their own life that. they wanted everyone that they come into contact with to be just as unhappy as they are. But guess what, there is always a delete button and that is what I did after the shock wore off, I deleted that comment and moved on. The only thing I can do now is to pray for that person and hope that one day they will see the good in people.
So here is my challenge to you hit that delete button on your computer or in your mind when something negative is said about you because holding onto to all that negativity only hurts you not the person who shared it.