Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wash Your Mouth Out With Soap!!

Remember the phrase “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”?  In other words, having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more.  Chances are you might lose everything.  Most of us sometimes forget this.

I was thinking about this the other day when looking at one of the sites I visit regularly.  So many people have terrible diseases that have no cure….those of us with MS fit into that category.  Many other people have had accidents or other things that have left them maimed in some way.  These things cannot be undone.

Like most people, when I get on the net I surf from here to there.  Facebook is something I really enjoy and have made some really good friends there.  Unfortunately, some people are not polite, kind or understanding of anyone’s rights and tend to shoot off their mouths about things they have no clue about.  I ran into one of those the other day.

I am old-fashioned enough to like to think that most “harsh” language originates with males.  That is not always the case.  This lady was spouting things that most men would not say.  Her comments only showed up on my page because of being a friend of a friend.  My friend promptly removed her from her friends and there have been no more comments like that since.

Most of us having taken things for granted.  I know when I was young, I never thought about getting old and not being able to walk, run and do the things I wanted to do.  I took for granted that I would always be able to learn the things I wanted to and not be constantly on the lookout for ways to ease the pain in my body.  This is no longer my life.

It would be nice to have a miracle cure……one size fits all.  Not only an MS cure, but a cancer cure, ALS cure, Alzheimer’s cure and so on.  I don’t think I am an overly selfish person, so I would want the cure to help all in need, just not those who are in the same category of disease as I am.

The person who was making the rude remarks was commenting on how so many on Facebook seemed to always whine, whether it was about illnesses, politics, the weather or whatever.  My first thought, as were many who commented, was why you don’t just skip over the ones you don’t care for, or get off all together. 

I realize that a lot do get all bent out of shape over politics and such, but so what!  If I don’t want to read some of the comments, I just flip right by them.  They have the option of doing the same for any comment that I might make.

I have not felt, in all the blogs, Facebook comments and other articles that I try to read each day, that most people with illnesses whine a lot.  Most are looking for answers and sharing problems, but NOT whining.  I am very proud of my MS friends and how strong they are.  With all the problems most of them have, they whine far less than “normal” people!!

I hope that all of us will stop and think before we post something, whether a negative or a positive comment.  It may make or break someone else’s day…………besides, my grandma used to threaten to wash my mouth out if I used bad language so I have not ever gotten in the habit of doing so…..soap is really bad when it gets in my eyes and I would hate to think what it would be like in my mouth!!

1 comment:

Muffie said...

There can be a great deal of "blue" language in those comments! And I agree about just ignoring what I don't like. Lately, because our baseball team has been doing so badly this year, many commenters have gone ballistic. Plus with the whole PennState debacle, my news feeds have gone haywire with comments. It's easier for my nerves to just skip over all of it. Where's a good bar of soap when you need it?