Saturday, March 17 2012
I like facebook...I can keep up to date with the younger members of my family...I know within hours when a new baby is born - yes I do!!
And that wonderful event happened today - and we are blessed with a new baby girl joining the family - and I saw pictures of her on facebook literally within 2 hours of her being born!! As soon as I saw the picture I called my sister (the proud nanny) to check if I had got hold of the right end of the stick - after all the little one wasn't due for 3 weeks...and my sister confirmed this was the new family member!! Congrats to Joanna, Andy and of course my sister and her hubby too...another little grand child to cuddle.
And hopefully later today I will see an update from my son who lives in London and who has moved into a new posh flat in a lovely area close to Highgate Cemetery - an area he loves. All these little family updates I can get within hours, within minutes sometimes and it gives me a feeling that all is well with the world ...well at least all is well with my small part of it.
But the facebook phenomenon is not all good...so batton down your ears for a bit of a rant!!
I was reading a thread where person A was complaining about person B. From reading it became clear that person B did not want to co-operate with a request made by person A. Lots of friends who knew person A had joined the thread to add their words of wisdom and support...often finishing their comment with the phrase 'love and light'....ahhhh!!
But there was nothing 'love and light' about the comments...they were full of nasty (for nasty read vitriolic) remarks about person B. Person B had wisely decided not to defend their decision (a deciision which they were perfectly entitled to make) or their reputation.
So - here is the rant....if folk are proclaiming 'love and light'...why do they not get it!!
That you don't just use the words to bring 'love and light' into the world - that unless you take the concept into your own heart and life then they are just pretty words and pretty meaningless words at that.
Oh and by the way...karma is not punishment or retribution but simply an extended expression or consequence of natural acts....it is not going to turn round and bite person B, or any other person, in the bum as person A and friends seem to hope it would.
Ok guys rant over....love and light :)