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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What's Your Status?

Some people are very vocal about what they think of facebook and status updates.

Some think it is a waste of time. Others quite happily keep up with your life via your status.

You can be funny. I have a past client who is an absolute HOOT on his status reports. For example, "I used to be schizophrenic. But we're okay now." Whenever he updates, you know it's going to be good.

You can be controversial if you choose. You want opinions on abortion or divorce or politics, put it in your status.

You can just plain old let people know what's going on in your day. "I'm off to the dentist. Yuck."

Some think that you should never put anything negative in your status, because people shouldn't have to see that you're having a bad day, or that you're sad. "Go to a therapist" was that person's general opinion. And if your status updates are routinely negative, then yes. You just might need a therapist. Sorry 'bout that.

Last night I updated my status to read:

"If anyone is FB friends with Asia and you see she's in a tight spot, please remind her that she is always able to come home. We're choosing the tough love option, but it's hard. I pray that she stays safe and makes smart choices."

The support poured in. I had comments on my status. I had personal messages.

To me, right now, my status update is my support system. That is the amazing thing with it. Friends and acquaintances sharing their own stories with me. Just sending a cyber hug. Words of encouragement.

I don't feel so alone.

Thank you, my friends.


Kim said...

I was sorry to hear that Asia left, and happy to hear that she had a safe place to stay last night.

I can't imagine how you are getting through the day - the worry would be tearing me apart.

Let's hope that she sees that she had it really, really good at home - really, really soon.

Cuz I've read your blog. And she has quite the charmed life there.

wy-not said...

Hi babe. I agree with every word of this post. Sometimes you get the best support, and just the right words of wisdom, from your FB friends. I call them my cyber-family!

Betty W said...

I agree with June. Let´s hope Asia comes to her senses soon! Praying!

Anonymous said...

Rhonda, I'm praying for you and Asia and I will tell Shelby to do so, also! Hang in there mama! Love ya, Kristina

Bill Lisleman said...

I almost don't want to comment because it just brings back memories that are painful. A had a teenage daughter who broke boundaries and hurt feelings all around. Those were the toughest times of my life. Things are much more normal today but those feelings still linger and our relationship will probably never get to where I had always hoped it could be.
All the best to you and whatever support you can find.