Someone was mean to me.
A few days ago I received a mean email complaining about, well, our life.
Now, this would not have been so bad,really, if the accusations were based on facts, but they weren’t.
The person who sent the email made assumptions based on my blog.
As a friendly reminder,
the things I share on this blog are what I choose to share.
This is not all that is to our life,
there are many things that I am not sharing,
many things that go unsaid.
Just because I have never mentioned our weekly rhythm doesn’t mean we don’t have one,
just because you’ve never had a tour of our playroom, well, it’s still there!
Did you know that we cook family dinner together every night?
The author of the e-mail also accused us of confusing our children by a change in religion.
Our family has always been a Jewish-Christian family,
we still bake challah together every Friday and celebrate Shabbat.
We celebrate Chanukah as well as Christmas, and I am proud of that.
I know it is difficult to remember that what people share online is only a small part of their life.
I, too, often look at other people’s blogs and think “Aren’t they lucky, their life is so great!” or “Why would they do that?!” but the truth is, I don’t know those people.
I don’t know what inspires them, I don’t know their thoughts,
and , most importantly, I don’t know their whole truth, all I know is a small part of their story, the part that they decide to share.
Being rude to people you don’t know, making assumptions about their life, their reasons, choices and actions is not only rude, it is unfair.
Now, that was an upsetting post, & no one likes upsetting things, so,
let’s all have a hug.
(& pass it on,too!)
Have a wonderful day!