Do you ever feel like you get overwhelmed with hearing what people have to say about, oh, I don’t know, EVERYTHING??? (I say this as I write a blog, post on Instagram, and participate in social media) But for reals. I try very hard to not add my opinion or feelings about things in general. Unless those things are coffee (love it), sports (don’t get it), or clothing (I think you know). You know what I mean. Everything is a BIG THING nowadays, and everyone and their mom has an opinion on it. Trust me, my mom is on Facebook talking about a LOT of stuff, so I speak from experience. This phenomenon kind of baffles me at times because…has anyone ever stopped to ask…DOES IT WORK?
My mom is always on Facebook. Most of the time, it ends in people not speaking to each other. Uhhhhh…was it worth it? I usually try and tell her to just NOT say something when someone doesn’t agree with her…but the urge to hit that beautiful “post” button is just too strong. Yes, this social media thing is quite the temptation isn’t it? To be quite frank, I think it’s rare to find another human being that agrees with you 100 percent. But does that matter? Not to me. Oh man. I feel like I’m tiptoeing around dangerous territory here. So I will do just that. Tiptoe. Because I do have a point.
I can love someone without agreeing with them. In fact, I think it’s kind of cool to be around people who are different from me. Why? It gives me perspective on life. It reminds me that it’s the person that matters more than their opinions. And that the “post” button is really just a fictitious thing that’s not the same as giving someone a hug and listening to what’s going on in their lives at that moment. That is way better than the satisfaction of feeling like I need to be “right” by posting stuff on my wall.
I know this is kind of dangerous territory because it is very much NOT meant to demean anyone who likes to debate or feels like they are making a difference by doing that. Because if you are, and that’s what you are meant to do, then more power to you! It’s just something that I’ve found to affect me adversely and I’ve seen its effects in my own family so it’s something that I’ve decided not to do. I can talk…A LOT. And I’m learning the value of NOT talking when I need to listen or maybe not participate in a conversation. I love people more than I love my own opinions. And I have a lot of opinions!
Why not post a groovy 1970’s inspired outfit in juxtaposition to what I’m talking about right? Because I know there is definitely a time to SPEAK UP and a time to be QUIET. It’s all about knowing when the moment is right for which of those! I’m all about dem stretchy velvet bells, yes you need a pair for thanksgiving (because turkey, gravy, stuffing, pie, muffin tops..you get what I’m saying). I love these vintage sweaters that have leather sewn into them. I found this one at a thrift store…it’s kind of like a leather jacket/sweater hybrid.
No matter what, hope you’re having an amazing week. It’s Thanksgiving and we all have SO MUCH to be thankful for! :)