I have no tolerance for the
intolerant. Ha! In life in general, but
also in this wonderful decorating, DIY, crafting blog world where many of us have
chosen to live cyber lives.
or refusal to tolerate or respect contrary opinions or beliefs.”
wonderful??? I answer with a resounding… Yes!!!I have to say that I’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to comments. The only negative one I ever received was for the hot pink ceiling in my craft room. I don’t remember exactly what it said but I do recall the word hate being used, and it was, of course, an anonymous comment.
Maybe the pink feather boa pushed this “whoever” over the edge. lol.
I have to admit that I was a little shocked by this comment because to me the “h” word is very powerfully negative, and I don’t use it very often.
This happened a few months ago and I deleted the comment right away, but I recently started thinking about it again. I guess it got under my skin. Probably because at this point in my life I’m trying to live with as little negativity around me as possible.
And I just want to say that I sooo appreciate that 99.999999999% of visitors and followers and bloggers are kind, respectful, and downright wonderful.
Constructive criticism is always welcome… destructive negativity is not.
people think it’s brave, and others think it’s crazy. Whatever it is… it’s just
me. And I absolutely love it!
makes me smile every time I walk into that room, and isn’t that what decorating
is all about? At least in my mind it should be. We should be creating rooms and
projects that make us happy, not just that impress the neighbours, or other
bloggers.I don’t think this was really about my pink ceiling. I’m more interested in why someone would feel the need to leave that kind of a comment. What possible purpose does it serve? All I’m trying to do is be myself, and I’m hopeful that through some of my projects I will inspire others. Not to do exactly what I do, but to express themselves in their own way.
given day. Because let’s face it… we’re always changing, evolving, and growing.
And we should be.
tastes are not the same as they were 10 years ago and, sometimes, 2 days ago. lol.I can change my decorating mind on a dime, and
that’s perfectly fine with me. But
whatever projects I do it’s because I love what I’m doing, and for no other
reason. They may not all turn out the way I envisioned, but that’s OK.
Sometimes we learn more from our failures than our successes. I try to accept
everything as an opportunity to learn.
know that colour doesn’t work for everyone, but please “don’t hate me because I’m colourful”,
said in my most breathless Marilyn Monroe voice. I don’t hate you, whoever you
are anonymous commenter because you’re not.
can honestly appreciate an all white room, even if I couldn’t live in it on a daily basis… and
I’m able to see the beauty in styles that are totally opposite from my own.
It’s about having an open mind, an open heart, and an open soul. It’s about
being willing and able to receive and appreciate what others have to offer.
we were all the same what a snooze this world would be. And what would we learn
from each other?Absolutely nothing!
celebrate our differences, and applaud each other for them. Let’s learn from
each other and grow as bloggers and, more importantly, as people.