Thursday, October 28, 2010

Facebook Pros and Cons

So we all know what Facebook is, right? It has been an interesting journey to watch how this type of social media can either help OR hurt. Took a while, but I had to relearn my boundaries, and draw a line in the sand as to what is not acceptable, and what is good and beneficial to belong to this social community.

I have learned the following: people are important, but that doesn't mean you need to have everything they put as their status run through your news feed. It can be both depressing and sometimes quite hurtful (intentionally or not). That is the 'con' of FB.

But boundaries are good, and looking for the GOOD on FB has been wonderful. It inspires time for prayer, for thought and contemplation; there are people who always amaze me with their insights and creativity - both blessings and gifts from God; and for me the best is the inspirational quotes and stories. Take a minute, look some up. There are wonderful positive, encouraging and spiritually uplifting things there, if you know how to look.

Educate yourself. Get someone to help you. And then enjoy the blessings and smiles. It will do your heart good. :)

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