Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Who are you?

I am a homeschool mom by choice. You can call me mad, but don't question my judgement, because I don't question yours.

Today I posted an innocent comment on Facebook and before I knew, an "ex-homeschool" SUPER mom started making some snide comments, as she always does when she feels threatened by the fact that she no longer homeschools her child. Hey - I didn't tell her to put her kid in school. I've never met her and don't know her, except from her constantly bitter and snide comments.

I wrote this note in response:

Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value. Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point - that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you. There is only one alternative - self-value. If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved. You will always think it's a mistake or luck. Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within. Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences. Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security. Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them. ~Jennifer James

When you are not jealous, you will not constantly look to discredit other people's CHOICES, saying that you know better, you do better and you are always right. It will reflect in your personal life and you will not have to try build a Facebook persona of "attacking those who are WRONG". Who are you to judge me?

You don't know what goes on in the lives of those nearest to you - that is why so many people areshocked when there is news of a scandal which involves a close friend or relative. "Not him / her! I saw him/her just yesterday..."  or "I can't believe he/she did it". So who are you to know what goes on in MY life if you have never even met me?

If you are going to befriend people on Facebook, accept them without judgment. If you don't agree with what they have to say, SHUT YOUR MOUTH. They get to choose how they live their lives, whether they homeschool their kids, are married or single and what religion they want to be.

It is NOT your business, so don't make it.Use your own page to let out your frustration and bitterness, and let me use mine.

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