Listening to the entertainer Bobby Brown’s interview on Larry King sharing his hurt and pain ignited a personal spark of disappointments and pain for me, envisioning his suffering of loss reminded me of my own. It made me want to go on Facebook and express some feelings of my own. I gave that a second thought and no I didn’t do it. Fearing that my phone would ring, and the caller would say, “why did you post that on Facebook? And that was so personal. What happen to people being able to be vulnerable? I guess that went out when years ago, when people decided that human suffering really means nothing. If you are my friend on Facebook, please UN-friend me if I can’t share something personal about my own pain and you think you would find my pain, hurt, and suffering unsympathetic.
Social media has given us all chances to express the good, bad and the ugly. More often dispelling the ugly truths. Don’t take this the wrong, but I feel we merely use Facebook to brag, boast and rarely share topics that might spark controversy. We share when people die, expressing how hurt we are, how we will miss them and, on their birthdays, acknowledge them. My hats off to those who share their hearts. Don’t get this twisted, I don’t believe Facebook is a Therapist. More importantly, I feel writhing can be therapeutic and if expressing your real feelings on Facebook set you free, do just that. If I’m your Facebook friend and feel your written expressions are to deep for me at that time, I’ll just continue down the Facebook feed and will return to your feed or page on a day when I feel like reading your thoughts.
It’s my opinion that Facebook can be used for ministry, therapy, social contact, political expressions, and other thought sharing opportunities. NO Bullying. Agree to disagree. So, if someone shares something twice, don’t waist your time telling that person what difference does it make? Move On. We can be so critical of each other. Un-Friend me please if you have the need to criticize me on Facebook. I’ll challenge you to game of Twitter instead.
I want to hear about your new child, grandson, new house, new job, new music creation, travel adventure, how I can support you in your career, your hurt, your pain, know when its time to pray and whatever life brings your way. Although, you must keep your cloths on-- I’m not into seeing your nudeness. LOL
I do believe you can be powerful when you are silent as well. So, know when to be silent as well, I certainly do. Your words can be powerful, they can hurt or uplift, so speak, as every word you say counts. Honesty has a power that very few people can handle. The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. The most valuable thing we can give each other is our attention. Silence can be golden. I must add that Bobby Brown found healing in writing his new book, “Every Little Step, My Story.” Let me know if you read it. I’m thinking about it. I have to say I am curious after meeting him at a family event in California a few times. Get a sneak peek->Click the book image below.