“ My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” ~ Dave Barry.
Daughter – Did you see so and so’s pictures on Facebook?
Me – No I haven’t been on Facebook for a while.
Daughter – Why not?
Me – I’m not very interested.
Daughter – You’re not interested in seeing what your friends and family are doing?”
Me – Not particularly.
Daughter – You used to enjoy Facebook, what happened to make you change your mind?
Me – Dad died!
Daughter – I think you need to speak to someone
Me – What? I need therapy because I no longer enjoy Facebook and I’m not interested interested in seeing what so and so had to eat and drink last night?
Though I realise that comment was a bit rich coming from the woman who only a couple of days ago dedicated a whole blog post to her own food consumption!
When I visited Facebook in the months following hubby’s death, and without the swollen eyes I became irritated at other people’s pleasure. In my head, I was sarcastically muttering “Well good for you, enjoy it while it lasts!” As time went on, the sarcasm in my head faded which was a good thing as it wasn’t a nice place to be. Later a kind of numbness took over, a complete lack of interest in anyone’s Facebook activities and I visited less and less.
I have family members and friends who post to Facebook several times a day, umpteen selfies, food and drink posts, sober posts, drunken posts, silly animal posts and taking part in games that demand their personal data.
Yep, no doubt about it, I’m definitely the one in need of therapy!
(c) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018. Linked to the word Swollen from Fandango’s One Word Challenge.