You might only have one chance to make the right not write impression.


Friday, December 21, 2012


Keeping with my last blog entry regarding social media giant, Facebook, I came across this interesting link about Twitter.  It looks like everything you ever said would be available for you to check out in the future.  Beware liars!

Also, I took the following statement out of the link, I think this sums it all up:

"In 2010, the Library of Congress pledged to preserve every public tweet as a matter of record — a significant undertaking, given that some 400 million tweets are dispatched worldwide every day."

Did you know that they did this back then?  I don't believe this was on every front page newspaper, advertised anywhere, or a main topic on your favorite Internet browser.  Most likely was buried somewhere behind some irrelevant celebrity gossip. (sigh)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Since Leaving Facebook...

I will tell you that I actually feel more free mentally since leaving Facebook.  You see, I spent time, sometimes too much time, catching up with people over the years on Facebook at one time I had over 800 plus friends then in later years I purposely only connected with less than a 100.  I grew weary of trying to stay on top of the latest events in people's lives so I could converse with them while doing daily activities offline.  I would think, "Oh this would be good to share...what about that...don't want to say this...wonder what this person is doing."   I would find myself at times having a dream about this person or that one.  But oftentimes feeling burdened to pray and share, there is indeed an energy of sorts that is generated between connecting and disconnecting with people whether on or offline.  But I knew my time on Facebook and other sites  was limited.  You just know these things when you pray for purpose, wisdom, etc. when dealing with others.

Some of you might feel burdened by your Facebook network for a number of reasons.  It just isn't mentally healthy to view so much about someone else's world and partake in any and everything he or she posts up.  Before long, you find yourself idolizing certain people or worse stalking them.  Not everything I saw on Facebook was good, encouraging, or helpful.  Oftentimes, I saw people wearing too many different faces and personalities or some having far too much to hide so they came off as boring--more interested in what you have to say then participating in any meaningful dialogue.

For some of you reading this, you may honestly feel like you need to disconnect.  Don't make an announcement to your network unless you are certain that you want to leave, because people will try to get you to stay--that's what held me up in the past.  If you should start the process to disconnect, you may want to collect email addresses and phone numbers before you do.  Disconnect with those individuals that you know you don't ever want to be connected with in the future whether on or offline just in case there is some kind of future marketing plan to lure you back in with select faces-I deleted all connections before I left.  Also, remove  videos, images and other information in albums.  As for all your status updates, you might want to copy those you like, delete some for whatever reason, and then delete your account.

For me, FB another fad that lost its shine, no regrets.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Something to Think About...

You learn a lot about relationship, family, health, wealth, business, and more when you ask questions.  Now I know for some of you reading this, what I just said was simple—too simple.  But are you doing it?  Are you really setting aside time out of your day to meet, not only with your team at work, but what about those who are going through trials and asking questions?  What about an unhappy, stressed partner, do you really know what is going on with her or him?  Do you make time to research issues about your finances and children?  Why is Johnny acting the way that he is?  Why do I keep coming up short when it comes to paying bills?   

Honestly, how much time does one really spend interviewing self and those closest to him or her compared to television watching, radio listening, cell phone talking, etc.?

We have all been guilty of neglecting children, partners, tasks at work, and more for a period of time or for some weeks and worse years!  We usually play catch up when we are left with no choice.  You will make the doctor’s appointment when the pain gets bad enough to make you go.  You usually want to sit down and talk with someone when they start making verbal threats.  You will find the time to teach and play with a child when there is no one else in his or her life who cares like you do, when grades are suffering, or when the temper tantrums become frequent.   

Oh we will make the time when our backs are up against the wall, won’t we?  

Motivation to do what’s right, to ask the right questions, to make the hard decisions, among other things, come in ways we like or don’t like, but it comes.  You will do what you are putting off sooner or later!  One day, you will have to come to face with an enemy of sorts that will demand that you make a decision, act on an issue, or bring peace to a situation.  Now how you react when your test comes is another story.