Lift up or Tear Down

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So I was having a good day.  Our local farmer’s market opened today and we got some nice produce to make wonderful meals this week.  The Redbuds are out in full bloom dotting the landscape with touches of light purple.  Found our little garden store that had changed locations and bought the first round of annuals to plant.  All in all, a very nice Saturday.

Then, I get a comment on a previous post.  Now, it wasn’t nasty but the tone was hardly positive.  But, another blog I’ve recently followed had two posts published with titles “We Rise by Lifting Others” and “What Other People Think About You is None Of Your Business!!!”.  Perhaps that was just random and perhaps not.

When you do a blog and turn your life into a reality show, you open yourself up to comments.  It is the nature of the beast.  I actually have enjoyed exchanges with other bloggers and creating these digital connections.  I suppose it was only a matter of time before I did or said something that someone would not like.

My initial reaction was to publish the comment and respond but the two articles cited above convinced me that was not the right thing to do.  I debated just ignoring it but decided that wasn’t the right thing to do either.

Reading a blog is an optional activity.  If I’ve suddenly done something that makes you think less of me, then feel free to stop following.  It won’t hurt my feelings.

And, if you want to comment, I’d just ask you to consider this:

Oh, and if think the answer is NO, then your comment will not be posted.



  1. I am amazed by your talent in expressing your honesty through your writing. This is truly brilliant. Keep writing great stuff. I hope you could follow my blog, maybe you’ll be inspired too. 😊

  2. It can be so hard to put yourself out there so when people respond negatively it can be so disheartening. I often wonder what exactly they feel they are achieving by their negativity but I think it’s good to remember their comments are more about them than about you. Take care and keep doing what makes you happy 😊

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