"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it."

This is huge in todays society.  This is the truth in my heart and my opinion.  Is it Reality TV or Social Media?  I just don't understand why, just like our grandmothers used to say, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it."  Maybe it's just easier for people to "write" nasty things on Facebook or Twitter.  But isn't it the same as saying it.  A nasty written response is just as bad, and it's there forever.

There have been some stories lately, sad and others, where I'm not sure why people would write such hurtful things.  I just had this conversation with a co-worker, and it's so, so true.

For example, a rather ridiculous example - I know,  Ryan Seacrest joins Kelly on "Live with Kelly" as the permanent co-host of the show and yes, he's everywhere.  But does it give anyone the right to bash him and say horrible things about him, or even say, "I hate him."  His Mother is probably reading the comments.  Wouldn't your Mom be sad if she saw horrible things written about you.  Mine would.

Next time you comment, think about the feelings you're hurting.  Think about their Mom, their kids.  Think about that maybe just maybe they lost a loved one, they're trying to lose those 10 lbs., and they just need positive support.

I feel kindness has gone out the window face to face and social media.  It's about time we bite our tongue and not spew just to spew.

Our community is the best and we know that.  Let's be an example for the rest of the world!  A kind comment can change everything!

"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it!" (And, don't write it)




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