this morning i was trying to wake up before i got ready to go teach my class and so i checked my email and my dear friend melissa p. wrote me saying,
"first of all, did you read cjane today? go ahead and read it and then answer me this: do you feel like she read your blog or what? yikes.
and my first thought, was, "absolutely not. no way." because how many people know and love their family - obviously most of you who commented on this post of mine knew exactly who she was and even what post i was talking about before you could even find my link.
so, i went to my google reader, located her post: this is the one in case my link is not showing up yet again and sure enough the first little paragraph sounded in response to what i flippantly said.
but i still don't think she read my little blog and took so much offense that she decided to mention it in the openning of her post.
i hope not anyway.
and here is why: what do i tell my two year old at the playground every single day? be nice. it doesn't matter if he didn't mean it: be nice.
of course i also said in my post that she is always well written, that i read her everyday when i was appreciating the updates she gave us on her sister's life and children, that i like her and thought she was funny...etc. but what stands out? the self-important part. and that is not kind.
if you don't have something nice to say- don't say anything at all. right? :)
anyway, i am 100% sure that she didn't read what i said, but it still matters to be nice.
in 1998, one of my heroes Marjorie Hinckley said, "Let's be kind to one another and cheer each other on."
and i couldn't agree more. i've been trying to teach my son that so i am going to go and do the same thing. it matters what we say- even if we don't think the other person will read it and even if we say it flippantly. the end. :)