A friend recently posted that not all the lessons of grief are bitter.
Some are sweet.
I’ve learned a lot on this journey. And one of the sweet things I’ve learned is that the best thing to offer fellow travelers is a bit of my heart instead of a piece of my mind.
We all have pet causes, pet peeves and personal opinions. Social media makes it oh, so easy to promote them.
But too often one person’s post leads to another person’s comment which leads to snarky remarks, replies and reactions. Pretty soon what began as an exercise in free speech devolves into a free-for-all. The only thing stopping physical blows is the distance between keyboards across the Internet.
I don’t have to make a point every time I make a comment.
I can simply scroll past that tasteless meme or sarcastic political post.
Life’s too short to be offended over every. little. thing.