I’m not one to get verbose on Facebook as most of my postings are the right length for Twitter. You know, 140 characters or less.
There’s a tendency to post mainly positive things on social media, the “highlight reel” as it were, but I’ve noticed a trend, or at least I think I’ve witnessed something different, namely, that we’re okay sharing both positive & negative posts. I think this a good thing because it’s more realistic. Our lives consist of opposites, contrasts, ups and downs, triumphs & failures, lives filled with love and some broken hearts.
Today I’ve seen some posts that pull at my heart strings and it highlights the very human trait to, “mourn with those that mourn” and to “comfort those that stand in need of comfort.” These experiences are human and we draw closer together though these shared experiences.
I love this quote from Gordon B Hinckley:
“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”
My friends, thank you for sharing this ride with me.