Regrets, I have a few

I should learn when to keep my thoughts to myself.

I  opened a can of worms on facebook the other day. Why, oh why, did I even log in during an election week? I knew there would be bitter and disappointed people posting. For some reason, I just could not leave it alone. It was not my finest moment. I was not being a peacemaker. I was not helpful. I was not perceived as kind or compassionate or intelligent. And I have been paying for it in several hours (which I really should be using other ways) of careful messaging with an old friend to keep her from hating me.  I should have just stayed the heck away from facebook for the past week instead.

So for everyone’s benefit, especially mine, here is a gentle reminder:

Before you speak– or write, or act — consider these three questions:

  1. Is it kind?
  2. Is it helpful?
  3. Is it necessary?