I have come to realize that I am growing as a person in the spiritual and emotional sense. OK, yeah in the physical sense also. To realize this though you need some sort of a bench mark. Something happens and you can see how much differently you react today than you would have in the past.
In the entire span of the blog there have only been 4 or 5 comments that I considered just plain nasty or mean spirited. I think I have said different times, if you want to take a shot at me or my thoughts go for it we are all entitled to our own opinions. NOTHING would stay up if I read it as taking a shot at one of my blogging friends. and I stand by that.
I was up in the middle of the night at some point, answering the call of nature. i remembered I hadn’t shut down the computer for the night and came to do it. While I was here I thought I might as well check for comments. There were a couple of touching comments as you can read. The last comment caught me by surprise. I read it and just said phooey and with the touch of a button it was gone. I went back to bed. You know how much sleep I lost over that comment NONE
This morning though I am sort of sorry I deleted it as it is the sort of thing that does make me realize how I have grown as a person.
In essence the comment said that, I may have an OK topic but my poor spelling, bad grammar and punctuation was infuriating to the point they were unable to get what ever I was trying to say. They were leaving and not coming back. Now a few years ago I would have been hurt by something like this. i would have gotten all huffy, puffy, defensive and even angry.
Today my thought is: Gee it sucks to be you. This is my blog and if you don’t like it don’t come back. Oh, you say your are leaving well don’t let the door slam you on the bum on the way out.
I say thank you to who ever it was that sent me that comment. You helped me by giving me that yard stick with which to measure my progress.