Why It’s OK for ME to Delete Facebook Friends


Once upon a time, I remember my children saying, “Mom, you should get on Facebook.” Hee Hee ūüôā I just shrugged it off saying, “No thanks. That’s not for me. That’s for the younger generation.” That was over seven years ago and was I ever wrong. Facebook may be a book of faces, but it can be so much more.

Facebook has been known for just being a popularity contest. The more friends you have and the more “likes” the more popular you are. Not so true, these days. It’s more about “deleting” and “unfriending” and this is why…

I have never been nor ever want to be¬†a part of¬†drama. Drama is such a waste of time. At some point and time in our lives, we will¬†eventually experience it without asking for it or provoking it because that’s just a part of life. Ahh…just imagine living life without drama. I can’t. It’s simply not possible. Although we can eliminate some drama from our lives, we can’t always avoid it.

With my Facebook at 859 friends, I noticed that I was only seeing a handful of posts from those 859. To be a part of a group with so many friends, I thought I would be able to see all 859 all the time. NOT!¬† This made me realize that if I’m not seeing many of my friends posts, then there is a good chance…they do not see mine. With a little research, I found that Facebook showed that the average news feed story from a¬†Facebook profile reaches¬†only 12 percent of their friends. If that’s the case, why have so many friends?

So far, Facebook has been a good experience for me. I have been able to connect with friends and family which I have not seen in years, and possibly may never get the chance to see again. I have also been able to connect with others who I may not be friends with in my personal life, but I have similar interests to maintain a good Facebook connection.  I  always look forward to checking in with my circle of friends.

If we are Facebook friends and I have not connected with you for a long time, I hope that will change. I have deleted over 100 so-called friends, and I don’t say that to be mean…I’m just saying that we¬†weren’t really friends. Facebook may ¬†say we¬†were but by my definition, we really¬†weren’t.¬†¬†¬†After the changes were made, I pulled up my Facebook feed and had already noticed posts that I would not have normally seen. Mission accomplished.¬† ūüôā

And you know what the ironic thing about all this is?  Some may not even see this post because they too, have too many friends. (LOL)  Although my circle of friends may decrease in number, my hope is that it will increase in value.

To me, Facebook shouldn’t be about the followers

but more about the friends.

Until next time,

‚ô•Laura

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Sunrise Inspiration


When God is involved…

Everything just seems to fall into place. ©

Sunrise at Sanderling Resort, NC http://www.sanderling-resort.com

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Contentment of Warm Blue


As the spring morning moves forward like the faint clouds,

contentment of warm blue fills me with a quiet reverence.

Sky writings defines the sky.

A hush comes upon me.

My mind relaxes,

as the trail fades into the amazing blue.

No matter what clutter may come my way this day,

it now fades within the writings of the sky.

With an aching awareness within my soul,

I know it will be a very good day and for that….

I am Thankful!

ūüôā

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when life gets messy


Have you ever purposely acted in a certain way just so others would notice you were sad?¬† Is there a moment in time when you knew something just didn’t feel right and wondered…Is this what depression feels like? Or, have you acted as though everything is fine on the outside but you’re desperately hurting on the inside? Maybe, just maybe, there was a time when things have gone totally wrong…but the outcome would have/could have been much worse if it would have went right.

Sometimes I find myself working hard on the wrong thing. My attitude is wrong. My smile is wrong. I’m just chasing the wrong things in life. Sometimes, we find ourselves working hard on something wrong when it’s actually much easier to work hard on something right.

Sometimes life can get down right dirty.
Children who play in the dirt for the first time won’t realize the mess it makes until they have experienced it…touched it…lived it. Once they have lived it and felt the mess, they then realize it’s ok to get dirty, but they can’t remain that way.

Life isn’t meant to be perfect. Maybe is supposed to get messy. As adults, we can quickly find ourselves in messy situations. Relationships can be complex. People, whether intentional or not, can hurt us. We hurt people. We hurt ourselves.

WHY do We do THAT?

Because we are not perfect. Because we need something…someone much bigger to help clean us up.¬† Without the¬† mess, how would we experience any of life’s lessons? Without mistakes, how would we learn? Without God, how would we survive the beautiful chaos of life?

All of us, even the most positive people we know, have moments of a messy life. Yes,

I admit…sometimes, I am a mess. Sometimes, I make mistakes. But I¬† thank God for faithfully loving and blessing me on this journey of¬† life’s beautiful mess.

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