Thank you for being a friend…

I was going to share this on Facebook but I am on the fence. I am both relieved and hurt by being blocked. I am relieved because now I know where I stand but hurt because now I know where I stand isn’t in a good place. I guess the question is, is it worth the emotional upset?

There was a girl who had a friend. In my experience, people come into our lives for a moment, a lesson or a lifetime. This person and I were friends for a long time, we spent countless lunches together going over future plans and talking about life. Until one day, something changed. I thought we grew a part, she moved and I started a new venture – each taking us down a different path.

Recently, I realized this person not only unfriended me, but blocked me after months of just coasting on FB and not seeing each other. Something about my FB was so bad that it warranted a block, or maybe it was something about me.

I have blocked people, too. People who say disgusting things to me, people who hurt me or people I feel threatened by. It’s just part of our social world now.

I was thinking this week how we let so many people into our lives to see our day to day, business happenings, the people and things we love, our homes through facebook. People we have never met that we have connected with on some level, people we have met, people we work with, go to school with, fellowship with, etc…  And I realized I may take that for granted.

Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your journey, to see into your world. Thanks for being a part of mine by a simple ‘like’, a supportive comment, a business post share, a small act of kindness… Thanks to the special mamas and papas that share their real stories so I know I am not alone.

Thank you for your kindness in remaining my friend in any way, shape or form.