Monday night for our Family Home Evening Activity Rick and I watched the movie "The Social Network' it was scary, the supposed inside story of the people behind Facebook is a sad tale. I am on Facebook and I enjoy reading the "fun" posts of my friends. My cousins got me involved as a way to keep in touch and keep up with each others lives (since we are so far apart), but I have had to "unfriend" some people, as I was feeling low reading their posts. I know that there is a lot of negative in the world but you only attract more to it to yourself by being negative. Then there is the nasty stuff, calling people out, who they never intend to face in "real life", saying snide things about people and complaining about their benefactors. It's not fun to read or be any part of, but let me tell you something, unfriend(simply remove them from your page, so they can't see your posts and you can't see theirs) one of these people and they will take every means possible to make your life miserable. I suppose this is just a proof of the old adage that "misery loves company". These have got to be truly small unhappy people with small unhappy lives, who want to make everyone around them just as unhappy. It's sad, you have to feel sorry for them, but as sorry as I might feel, I can't put enough distance between myself and them and as fast as I can, I might add.
I'm currently reading "The Count of Monte Cristo", haven't read it in over 40 years, so it's like a new book, but I do remember one thing and that is that it's one of the saddest tales of revenge around. Doesn't anybody get it, leave revenge to the Lord, only He can handle it (actually I'm not sure He ever really takes revenge, but He does say that "revenge is His", so leave it alone, it will only bring you down).
There was a time in my life when I lived by the motto; "don't get mad, get even" and I am so glad to have left that long behind me, it is truly no way to live. Love is the answer, I once heard in a talk that if you truly love people, they will do anything for you. It's true, I am sincerely willing to do anything for those that I know truly love me and I can only hope that the reverse is true.