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JLynn has been in the Art, Craft & Jewelry industry for over 30 years ~ promoting creativity through Education and Media. As a published designer, JLynn is known for her detailed, colorful Jewelry, unique Altered ART Wood Tiles, and Artwork. Online since 2004, a former eBay Power Seller, and currently on Artfire and Etsy. Family, Art, Nature and Kaleidoscopes are her biggest inspirations

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

What will you choose?


Ask yourself constantly, what is the right thing to do…
Yes, I'm a firm believer in "What goes around, comes around"…as well as, having faith that God, Guardian Angels, and Karma are always watching out for me, my family, and friends,  in some type of form.  Normally, I keep my personal thoughts - well, personal - BUT sometimes, they just need to be voiced, especially if they help bring about changes that improve positive mindset and actions. 

Here recently, I've noticed an increase in negative comments and posts on the social sites (I could probably lump in the visual/print media too).  There seems to be some sort of "thing" that has taken hold of certain people and made them jump on this bandwagon that condones being overly critical and judgmental towards a variety of causes, people and things.   And…you know what?  I don't like it.  It hurts and affects many people - and I'm definitely not about negativity or having it color my life with dark shadows…I'm about COLOR and light and positive things - for me, life is an upward staircase - not down...


We have all experienced a variety of challenging things.  Sometimes you need to work hard at finding the positives.  But if you're up against one of those bad apples (or maybe a bushel of them)…does that mean the entire tree or grove is bad?  Of course not! There are plenty of good things being posted and broadcasted - some days I just wish it was a little more!  You know, Twitter may be filled with some snide and hateful tweets - and Facebook, along with many Blogs and Media sites can be filled with the Trolls that like to simply stir up trouble, by leaving disrespectful comments, or worse yet…doing nasty things behind the scenes because they feel secure hiding behind this wall of secrecy and anonymity.   Sometimes I think these companies thrive on creating negativity and conflicts, and it often makes me wonder, that if they became more transparent and broadcast the negative things (like they do everything else these days) - and do it with the names attached…do you think it would make a difference in the reduction of overall negativity?  As in... "So and So just unliked a page…So and So just reported that Family photo for spam…or so and so just hid that post" (only because they don't like that person and are being mean spirited).  It's just sad that people behave in this manner and I just "don't get" this type of negative "no-one will know…so why not" type of socializing.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it more complicated
~Confucius

Well, count me in on the "Simplicity" side of life and the positive socializing that's for sure!  And when in doubt…remember to:

THINK ABOUT IT…
Mindset and Manners speak VOLUMES…
Treat others, in the manner in which you want to be treated...
Choose your words carefully (verbal and written)…
Find different ways to cope in positive ways…
Actions cause reactions - make them positive...
Conserve your energy for the good things in life!
No-one is perfect - but we can all try a little harder to do the right things…
And do the right thing because it's RIGHT.

Warmly,
JLynn











1 comment:

  1. Hi JLynn! I try, when encountering negativity in these "new" media, to remember not many of the younger generation were brought up as I was; ie. words are important! Pause and reflect. We wrote them down on paper, and had a chance to edit our thoughts before committing them to public view. That is a step many haven't learned. Not that the young are the only ones guilty ;) Just one old gal's opinion :)

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