Dear Bad Guys of the World,
Go away bad guys, you are like a fly in my lovely glass of wine.
You don’t deserve to be here in my relaxation, in my unwinding, in my evening. Get out of my news bad guy. I don’t want you there.
I want to hear about happiness, generosity, love, and new birth. I don’t want you to ruin my good time.
You fall into my wine glass out of nowhere, uninvited. Your germs may be killed by the alcohol of my wine, but you still went in where you shouldn’t have. You came into my home uninvited through my Facebook feed. My wine is probably still drinkable and I still see joy in my Facebook feed, but your invasion has tarnished it. I know you went in there even if I try and ignore you. You went into my privacy. You don’t belong there. Your body flailed about in and tarnished my wine; you flailed about and tarnished my evening at home with my family. I might still be able to drink the wine as alcohol kills germs, but I still know you invaded my privacy.
You went in without asking, you came into my life and fell into my relaxation, into my joy, into my enjoyment. You fell into my vision and my hearing.
You ruined my glass of wine. You ruined my peace.
I can get another glass of wine, but I hate to throw out good wine. I may have another evening free of bad news, but you ruined this one. I can’t get it back. So whether I decide to drink this wine or not, it’s wasted either way. Either I toss it because your unclean bad guy body fell into my joy or it is ruined because I waste it down the drain to rid my glass of wine of your bad guy-ness. I need a fresh glass. I need a do-over without knowledge of you.
You are a thorn in my side bad guy. I want you to go away. I don’t want your badness. Keep it inside yourself. I don’t want to see or hear your badness. It’s yours, not mine so don’t show it to me. Dwell in your badness yourself in a dark room where you don’t spread it to others. Keep it contained because no one cares about it, no one wants to see it.
I want you to think about that. No one wants to see it. No one cares.
We care about love and happiness and hope and generosity. We are good. We don’t need your badness in our lives. Get out of our news. Get out of our Facebook. Stop invading our show with sudden breaking bad news. We want to share fun pictures of our kids and our fun moments on trips. We do not want to see your bad moment plastered all over Facebook. Get out!
We don’t want your badness creeping into our goodness. We don’t want to see you be mean. We don’t want to see you aren’t generous or forgiving. We don’t want to see you hate people.
I like people. I love people.
Yes, we all make mistakes and lose our tempers, but most of us don’t damage people when we are angry. Most of us help people. We love people. We love to see our friends’ kids waterskiing and snuggling dogs on Facebook.
We love to see the awesome picture of a sunset our friend took against the field of wheat or a baby swimming in a kiddie pool with eyes lit up and all round, big cheeks robust in a giant grin.
We love to see the picture posted by our farmer cousin of the beautiful robust corn on the cob ready to be picked in the field blanketed by our beautiful warm sunlight. We want to see how bulging our Aunt’s homegrown organic tomatoes look as she holds them smiling in a selfie.
We don’t want to see how you blew up people. We don’t care that you don’t like someone. No one likes everyone.
Didn’t you learn from kindergarten to get along with different people? Didn’t you learn as a preschooler that being different is OK, but hurting others is not OK? My kids learned all that by kindergarten, and yes they sometimes forget and when they forget I remind them. But they are kids, they need reminding. You bad guy adults should know better.
Keep yourselves in your own dark world and stop darkening ours.
We like goodness.
We want to see stories of happy families and people defeating cancer and climbing mountains. We don’t want to see how you dislike someone because of their color of skin or their religion. We all have to live on this green Earth together so grow up and accept difference. We aren’t all the same and showing us all your badness will not make us turn toward your way of thinking. You need to accept difference. You need to stop hurting. Stop blowing things up for attention or for trying to prove your point.
No one likes bullies, don’t you know that by now, and no one has ever fallen to the bully side out of truth or honest agreeance, they move to the bully side out of fear. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have strong people on my side rather than bullied fearful people.
Give us a break. Think about yourselves and sit with your badness in the dark. Go find a corner and think about yourself. And when you are done sulking in your badness, come join us in the light, join us in the goodness. See how good it can be.
Someone who seeks goodness in life and seeking the light
John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; the darkness comprehended it not. KJV
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Lori Wildenberg says
The social media trolls can totally drain a person.
Julie Hoag says
Yes, that is so true. I wish they would go away. Thank you so much for the comment!