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Outrage over a red cup. A disposable cup, by the way. Merely a vessel for infusing our system with our much-coveted, exorbitantly priced caffeinated beverages.
A viral backlash in response to the outrage over said cup.
Another video rant about fellow parents’ egregious acts in the school carpool line. (Hey, I get it. Humans behaving badly irks me, too).
I’ve grown weary of a social media feed flooded with first-world problems. It seems like we’re all just adding to the noise. If this quote from Ann Voskamp is accurate haven’t we missed the mark?
I pray that this isn’t reality. Please don’t misunderstand me. Social media has its place. I recognize I have the freedom to opt out. I also have the utmost respect for Ann Voskamp and the way her words have changed my perspective on cultivating an attitude of thanksgiving.
As we move into the homestretch of 2015, a season jam-packed with high expectations, complex social interactions, and a tsunami of commercialism, I hope ‘weary’ isn’t your default. Because a weary soul has very little room for gratitude.
After a long hiatus, I’m revisiting one of my favorite aspects of social media–the five minute Friday community. The objective: write for five minutes on the weekly prompt, then link up over here. Visit a couple of other posts in the link up and leave an encouraging word. Easy peasy.