Okay, so I have whined about Facebook and my disappointments, however, I have seen a lot of beauty on Facebook. As I said, I have made friends that I have never met before, but I feel a very strong connection to them.
For every one rotten person among my “friends” list, I have added so many wonderful, new friends. People with huge hearts.
For example, one friend lost her brother to the same disease I lost my brother and sister. Her way of dealing with her loss, was to do something proactive. She decided to ride for the Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation in Lake Tahoe, a place her brother loved. I donated to her first ride, in memory of my brother. She rode again this year, and I donated in memory of my brother and sister. She wrote about her ride on her blog, FiftyFine.wordpress.com.
I have another friend that I have knitted with a couple of times in my knitting group, but I really have learned more about her through her Facebook postings. She has about 95% more energy than I do, and what she accomplishes is amazing. She has a fourth grader that is participating in fundraising for clean water in South Sudan.
Her fourth grader spent time on a beautiful, sunny Saturday to set up a lemonade stand in order to raise money. It just touched my heart so much, that I had to donate to help him as well. I love when we teach our young people to be kind and fight for causes to help people in need.
I have been amazed at some of the talent my friends have, by the postings of their creations, or writings that they share on Facebook. And I am always grateful to the particular people who give me something funny to brighten my day.
I have a habit that I have been trying to break. I usually do it with my own failures. I tend to give my failures more credit than I give my accomplishments. I see that is what I did with my previous post about the games we play.
I have also realized how many wonderful people there are in this world, through WordPress.
There really are more beautiful things in this world than ugly. Same goes for people.
Wishing you find something beautiful today.