In case you’re not familiar they are a mindful online magazine/media outlet with over 8 million readers. Cool, right?
They sent me an email suggesting ways to promote my article with them and how to engage with readers, comment, etc. They also said “Don’t be discouraged by meanie comments, it’s the internet. ;)”
They chose my article as a “Staff Pick” the first day. Then it got so many views it moved to “Popular Lately” on their front page. And many of my sweet friends and strangers shared it on social media.
I am so happy. I truly hope that its words resonate and enlighten and somehow add to the Love in the world.
Here’s the BUT… I found myself cringing each time I clicked on comments posted under my article. Were they going to be mean and hurtful? Could I take it? A couple of them were less than nice — just disagreeing or not appreciative. Most of them were grateful and gracious and complimentary. I engaged with funny, gentle souls and new friends from far-off places.
And last night my thoughtful 6-year-old girl said out of the blue (though maybe not), “Mom, I think there are more kind people in the world than mean people.”
I agree, Honey. I agree.