Laughing to and at myself

Good Morning Everyone!

I finally feel like life is slowly getting back to normal and it feels good! I am finally taking my supplements daily and trying to eat healthier food and it is amazing how quickly my spirit and body perks up!

Anyway, today I am giggling and sort of tickled. Why? Well, as many of you know I blog in a couple other areas one of them being for the Star Tribune, our local paper. I just laugh at how upset some people get by some things I write and after writing a handful of blogs now and reading people’s comments, it is so apparent that people are very opinionated(which is a good thing) but, many of those people don’t bother to either one get the facts or two they must not read the entire blog written!

Many times I read the comments and just say to myself, “huh?!” Seriously having NO clue where that comment came from and sometimes wondering if they accidentally commented on the wrong blog! Then of course there are those comments of assumption which really crack me up and get me jazzed. Sometimes they make me want to strike back but, alas I know that is what they are hoping for. I will give you an example, I love the comment made from my very first blog which was a ‘fluff’ piece (no pun intended) just to introduce myself to the Trib readers and boy, some people are so I don’t know what! But, one person felt like I didn’t even belong because I live in Edina and I obviously can’t relate to others in the community. Yep…wow, you got me there! I am a cake-eater! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! For those of you who don’t live in Minneapolis, this doesn’t make sense to you but, it would be like living in Orange County (which is Edina) but, I actually live in Chino(Richfield).

Then this past blog I wrote I wrote to try and let people know about some of the things people go through when there are food allergies in the family and how yes there are many options to choose from however they are spread out and not all in one place. Anyway, apparently me just talking about myself and my family really offended people again! Yes, some people praised me for trying to give my children what they need but, I also got people telling me to save time and money by having groceries delivered(apparently missing the point that not just ONE store carries everything we need), I had another person tell me that I am obviously rich because I stay at home and I can’t relate to others(hahahahahahahaha!!!!) and yet another telling me to buy directly from farmers, nice in theory.

I truly appreciate people trying to help that doesn’t bother me at all, in fact none of it really bothers me but, I am amused by how much people assume and how angry people get sometimes! Yes I am writing to hopefully invoke thought in others and to educate people. However, really do I upset you THAT much? WOW.

I think those people are the ones teaching me the most. I am gaining a good following from people that like me and enjoy my writing and I love it. I am also glad that I have people following me because of apparent dislike of me. It gives me a good perspective on how clear I need to write when writing for the Trib because those are people that don’t know me and don’t know how I talk in real life.

However, it also tells me how many people don’t read the entire story and only skim through. I wonder how many of us skim through the stories we read? Do we honestly read something ‘cover to cover’ or do we skim? I think I saw an example of this that most of us can understand on Facebook. It cracked me up that I could read something like this without hesitation and understand every single word even though it was typed so messed up. Here is it:

“Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. If you can raed tihs, psot it to yuor wlal. Olny 55% of plepoe can raed tihs.”

(By the way, my spell check FREAKED OUT on the above paragraph! Apparently it doesn’t skim)

So, is it our human brain that isn’t reading entire blog posts or is it us? Are we rushing through life only skimming the words that our brain already skims for us? If so, how much of life, words, books, articles, blogs are we missing out on?

Blessings to you all and try to skim less.

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