Yeah, yeah… I’ve been away too long. I’m sorry.
Over on Facebook I’ve been doing a new series, “Weekday Words”. I realized I can’t always control the volume of negativity that comes up in my feed, but I can control how much I contribute to that negativity. Much of the negativity stems from the ease (and anonymity) with which people can write ugly words, clicking emoticons/emojis or posting harmful images. Taking the time to hand-write a note encourages a more thoughtful message. Restricting it to the space of a single page of note paper keeps it concise.
I managed to keep it up all of last week, using a steno pad. I bought a nicer pad of writing paper this week. 🙂