I had posted this page on my Facebook wall, just to share and as an encouragement to me. Then a day later I posted this:
Just to remind myself that comparison is the thief of joy.
Well, I got a snarky (what I felt was snarky anyway) comment saying, “I find this humorous that this (the Seth Apter quote) is right above your bible journal page.” Ouch. That stung. Out of a feeling of shame and hurt I deleted both from my Facebook page, and have serious doubts as to if I will post anything there again. Silly, maybe, but it’s still there.
I’m so hesitant about posting my work. I don’t want to come across as, “look how great I think I am”, and I struggle with “is my work even good”. So, it’s a challenge, and comments like that just suck.
Maybe my only reason for sharing this post is to remind us all to be very careful with how we respond to people, especially on the internet. I have no idea what this person intended, but what it did was hurt. Just be careful. When in doubt, be nice.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!