Each morning I get up, feed the cat and dog, drink a few cups of coffee, check my email and Facebook, then set my intention for the day. Sometimes, while looking at my friends’ posts on Facebook, I find a saying I like and sometimes I click the Like button.
Which got me thinking. How many also click “like” on the kindness and understanding posts? How many people read them, like them and move on, not giving it a second thought? Facebook is full of positive messages of love, hope, trust, and compassion but how many people really pay attention to them?
When you choose to like a post on Facebook, do you take a moment to really take it in? Do you take a deep breath and tell yourself you are going to practice that idea all day?
Can you even do it for an hour?
Or do you put it out of your mind, get into your car, pull out of the driveway and start yelling and flipping people off? Maybe you scream at the server in Starbucks because you had to wait more than a few minutes for your coffee. Are you cross with a co-worker for no reason other than you are irritated that day?
Wouldn’t it be interesting to see how your day went if you remembered the post and followed through with practicing that thought for a day?
Try it you might like it!