I am participating in 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2018 (all of my submissions can be found here).
Today’s prompt is: SHARE
Here’s what’s on my mind about sharing: I am glad people feel they can share personal things with me. Is there any greater gift than someone’s trust?
I do have trouble doing the same — sharing my personal challenges and issues with someone else. Not so much here on the blog though! Maybe there’s a difference between writing and speaking that type of thing.
It seems to be a feature of our digital world, too, that it is mysteriously easier to share with people we have never met face to face (and may never meet in person). It’s a bit of a false sense of security, I suppose, and once you’ve committed your deepest fears and secrets to the cyberworld, it is ripe for being cut and pasted if you lose the trust of the person with whom you’ve shared. Maybe that’s an argument for making it a point to get together in person more often.
It is a powerful thing to share our fears. It seems that communicating them to another person somehow dilutes the hold they can have over our spirits. At least that seems to be the case with me. I have a private Facebook group that is extremely limited, with people I trust implicitly. So many fears/concerns have found their way to that safe place (and every time I check to make sure I didn’t post them to my public Facebook page, which would be a bit disastrous!). I am so thankful for this outlet.
That reminds me of a dear friend who said, “let’s have coffee soon.” Maybe I need to take care of making that spot on my calendar today.
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.