Grant Us Peace
Every November 4th, bloggers from all over the world get together to promote peace and love and understanding.
Sometimes it can be frustrating being on social media and listening to or reading the news. You hear about hateful acts done to others. Torture, kidnapping, murder, hate crimes, bullying. And then you read some comments on social media and we are amazed by the number of people who post things that are so very hurtful - be they pictures or words.
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."
Sitting behind a keyboard and typing something doesn't make that things that are said less hateful. We were (or should have been) taught as children that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. And yet the anonymity of the internet has somehow made certain individuals feel as if they can attack others without consequences.
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
So, take this as day one to leading a happier peaceful life. Things will always happen around you that you cannot control. However, you can control your reaction to them. Delete the comment, hide the post, unfriend hateful people. And then turn it around....spread some love, tell someone WHY you love them, let a friend know you are thinking about them.
Or post a cute kitten picture: