Well, I’ve been battling for a while with closing down my Facebook account and this morning, I did it. Why, you are probably wondering? Time… yes, but that wasn’t the ultimate reason.
I felt like a busy body. Always having to be in everyone’s business. I actually have become irritated with the constant conversation starter of, “Did you see on Facebook?!” I’m just as guilty as the next.
A couple years ago, I shut down my account because I was struggling with jealousy. Jealousy over big things and little things. Then I decided to start a Facebook business page for Marseille & Moi, but realized you had a to have a personal page too. I found that I had quite a bit of self control when it came to the jealousy. I made sure that if I was struggling, I didn’t get on. Like Mother’s Day, I knew that I would struggle if I saw all these women posting about their wonderful husbands while my wonderful husband was away from home because he was on call for work. Anyway, since I am no longer running Marseille & Moi, I decided the time had come for Facebook.
Some of the reasons I battled with closing my account was an ARPKD/ CHF group that I was apart of and my church ladies group. I really wanted to be in contact with other family’s with ARPKD and know the needs of our church. I also felt like I was going to be missing out on news… the busy body in me ;)
After I closed my account, I felt convicted on how I have used Facebook to look into people’s lives but never really inquire and truly care. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t pray for people when they asked, or care about their lives. But, because I saw their life’s story on Facebook, I didn’t feel the need to ask people how they were doing unless something bad was going on. What a friend!
This afternoon, confirmed it. My friend has been struggling with a series of miscarriages. She recently found out that she would be losing her 5th baby. While we were talking, she made the comment: “If they really cared about me, they would ask.” It’s true. I want to be a great friend in the good times and not just the bad.
Later this evening, I saw this word art on Pinterest:
Be the type of person that you want to meet.
It was a quick reminder of “do unto others.” Today, I have been freshly aware of ways that I can creatively care for people and that puts me out of my comfort zone! Yay… I guess! I’m excited about having freedom from Facebook and a new area to grow! I’ll still be posting here and on Pinterst!
xo, nikki :)
ps- I’m out of my boot and wearing the carbon-graphite insert. Bentley had a good wellness check today, even though he had to get two “real” shots. And Miss Marseille’s ears are all cleared from her ear infections ;) It has been a great day!