Thursday, February 6, 2014

PSA

I have a few things regarding my blog from Tuesday titled "America the Beautiful?"

First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who read and liked and commented and shared. It has become my second most viewed blog of all time, and I am truly honored that anyone, let alone so many, would take the time to read the thoughts in my head.

And I want to say thank you to everyone who disagreed but came to me with their opinions and participated in a respectful debate. I've long learned that we are not going to agree on everything, but life would be so boring if we did! I appreciated the comments and different views. Debate and differences are healthy, and I am grateful to know so many people who can present their opinions and not take offense that we aren't all zombies without differences.

But my main reason in writing this is because, while no one was disrespectful or rude to me personally, there were some who were disrespectful to my readers who shared or commented about my post. This upset me greatly, as I had no idea others would be catching flack for my writing. I honestly expected more personal backlash, but it has come to my attention that my readers took the fall.

First of all, if you experienced negativity for sharing my post, I truly am sorry. Everyone else was stating their opinion, and I wanted to state mine. I am very opinionated. And I take pride in that. I don't believe everything I am told, and I have learned to research and come to my own conclusions on matters of life and spirituality. I would much sooner be known for being opinionated than for not having an original thought in my head.Thanks for agreeing, and thanks for sharing! Sorry you had to take the fall.

But if you were one who felt the need to lash out at my readers, know you make my heart sad. It was never my intention to cause you to feel angry or offended to the point of being rude to someone else. But you need to know that for most part, my blogs aren't very controversial, that I simply state what I'm dealing with or what crazy thing God is teaching me. But sometimes, I feel very passionate about a subject, and I feel the need to express myself. These will be my opinions... I don't expect everyone to agree with me, but I do expect those who comment to be respectful to myself and my other readers. If you feel as if this is something you cannot do, then I ask that you refrain from reading my blog.

Rudeness is a weak person's imitation of strength... it takes a much stronger person to disagree and walk away friends.

Philippians 2:3-4
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 
Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

We can disagree and still lift each other up as believers and individuals. If my blog causes you to feel strife and anger and division, then I do hope you choose not to read anymore.

I write so that people can know they aren't alone, so that we can share our struggles and triumphs. And yes, occasionally so I can share my opinions. 

There are much greater things stand against than each other. 

1 comment:

  1. I really love your quotes.. if you don’t quit my whole desk is going to be covered in sticky notes of your quotes :) I love this and I need to remember this in all aspects of life, not just this situation.

    "Rudeness is a weak person's imitation of strength... it takes a much stronger person to disagree and walk away friends."

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