Yesterday was my birthday (and coincidentally, Cathy-on-a-Stick’s birthday) and since life never goes exactly the way we plan it, I happened to spend most of the day on the road, returning from a weekend taking care of a family member (Okay, it was Mom. She slipped while trying to pick up a dead roach from the bathroom floor. I believe the lesson she learned was, “Let sleeping/dead roaches lie.” Not to worry, though. She’s okay.) Anyway, I got home just in time to meet all the Junior Halls for a nice birthday dinner. So it was late last night by the time I read all the birthday greetings on Facebook.
Goodness, that was a lovely way to end the day! Even a simple “Happy Birthday” said someone took the time to wish me joy. It’s moments like that when I truly appreciate the wonder of Facebook.
And it was a little ironic, considering my post on The Muffin today where I discussed getting personal on social media. The thing is, there’s getting personal in a lovely, appropriate way and getting personal in a not-so-lovely and inappropriate way. And I’m afraid that, at least with folks who use social media to build a platform, to help grow an audience, that there are times when getting too personal can have a deleterious effect.
So I suppose I shared a little advice about sharing personal opinions on social media (or anywhere, really, on the wide world of the web). And now I’m thinking of that quote about giving advice: Fools won’t heed it, and wise men don’t need it.
But I’ll always need a little joy, birthday or any old day. (BIG thank you to all y’all for that!)
Since I’m not on Facebook, I’ll wish you a belated Happy Birthday right here! And I’m with you on giving and receiving a little joy whenever we can. 🙂
(Glad your Mom is doing okay!)
So sorry about your mom’s tumble. I’m glad you were able to care for her, and she had to be happy about that, too. I hope she’s completely recovered now.
Thanks for the good wishes for Mom–she’s getting along better every day, Lisa.
And Madeline, thanks for the joy *you* spread! I’m way behind in my blog reading and I miss you and the Larrys!
Happy late birthday by the way. It looks like you have a new look to your blog, which I really like. Or maybe I’ve just been unobservant? Anyway, I hope your mom is feeling better.
luvboxers is Margo–somehow i am in my WordPress account. . .Not trying to be all spy-like LOL
Hahahaha! Yes, I know it’s you, Margo. 😉 And thanks re: the blog. It’s been a recent re-do–(and Mom is feeling better, thanks!)