I’m not certain if I read this (or overheard it) the other day but the words “Don’t you just love people who re-post inspirational things and positive stuff on their Facebook feed when their lives are anything but? Shouldn’t they practice what they preach?” jumped out at me.
As a person who often re-posts inspirational quotes or memes that I like on my FB feed, it made me think.
I wonder if I am one of those people this person was talking about?
Do I live the life that I portray through my re-posts?
If I am truly honest with myself, I would have to say that I don’t. Although it isn’t for lack of trying.
I hope one day to be the best person that I can be and by posting these things, it serves as a reminder and encouragement to me that I can do this.
When you stop to think about it, it really is quite judgmental to make comments like the one above isn’t it? After all, nobody knows the real reason that a person has posted or re-posted these things. Maybe it is because they know someone amongst their friends who might appreciate it. Maybe, it is because (like me) they are trying to change themselves.
Nobody is perfect even if a person likes to think that they have it all together.
I was a little upset at those words.
Of course there are people out there who never practice what they preach but there are many good people in the world today. People like me who are just trying to find their way in a confusing world. If we can be inspired by the words of others then surely that is a good thing.
What do you think of re-posting? I’m really interested to know.
And to add a little colour to this post. Following are a few of my re-posts from the past week on FB.
Have a blessed day. 🙂