Day 19 of Blogtember: An anonymous letter to your Facebook friends. Be as snarky as you’d like. (but don’t include people’s real names.)
Pretty sure this is the post that I dreaded most…There was something about the snarky comment in the prompt that started me on a roll of all the potentially negative things I could highlight in this anonymous letter, but then I did a little yoga this morning. My mantra of late has been peace of mind, peace of speech, peace of heart. In this moment, I realized highlighting the negative aspects of Facebook friendships even in a somewhat anonymous letter would not be keeping with this. So here it goes…
Dear Facebook Friends,
Thankfully I have had the honor to have friendships with most of you outside of Facebook. Certainly, there are some of us that keep in touch only through Facebook and for those it is nice to catch updates and glimmers into your life now. I most enjoy the updates that keep it real, we have all faced joy and pain in our lives. While FB could become simply bragbook, it is the mix of the good with the bad that makes us human. There are friends who I had lost touch with over the years and Facebook has been the means of reconnecting. There are new friends where Facebook has helped kick off the friendship. So yes of course there are things that I may not enjoy seeing or maybe I just don’t even think they should be posted on Facebook, but you know what? That’s the benefit of being able to cultivate my news feed. If I don’t want to see posts about something or comments or likes, then I can turn them off. This is me saying thank you for your Facebook friendship.