Day 2582: Send the right message

Yesterday, after I tried to send the right message to my blog readers for the 2581st consecutive time, I saw this message at my local post office:


And I thought, how do we send the right message? And what makes a message right? And even if we do figure out how to send the right message, who’s to say how different people will receive and understand our message?

I don’t know if this is the right message, but I wonder what messages our governments and the media are sending these days. I also wonder if anybody is listening to other people’s messages.  It seems like most people have decided what messages they are going to hear and they are not open to hearing any new messages, no matter how right they are.

Lately, I’ve been choosing to send the right message mostly through photos, like these:


























When I was walking by the beach yesterday, I heard“Message in a Bottle” by the Police.

Millions of people have gotten that message of “I’ll send an S.O.S. to the world.” Is that the right message?

I look forward to any messages you send in the comments section, below.

Thanks to the amazing people who help me create the messages in this daily blog and to all who read those messages, like YOU!



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23 thoughts on “Day 2582: Send the right message

  1. photos are a wonderful way to send a message. my post today is about a message I keep receiving in my mailbox and wondering how my mailman is interpreting it –

  2. Even if we send the right message for one, the right message will not be the right message for the next one, Ann.

  3. I spot several sad messages here today, Ann, amid your usual bright spots.

  4. Send the right message: Harley for President!

  5. I fear you are right Ann, lots of people do not want to hear any message that may disagree with their own fixed views. As long as we continue to send messages of love, support, and encouragement we are surely on the right track!

  6. Your blog always has the right message. And Harley has al the right toys.

  7. puella33

    God bless Dan. I don’t see much philanthropy in the White House. I guess the only way to change things for the best is to vote. Thank God for democracy. It may not be respected in DC, but it is in other States.

  8. There’s a saying about good intentions and the road to Hell, but, really, I think if someone’s sincere and is trying to do the right thing whether they fail or succeed the right message still gets through.

  9. I wander what message I am sending, probably random rambling dribble

  10. I have felt very “hushed” lately and I probably give some confusing non-verbal messages, but there is just too much chatter and noise for me at this point in time. I am struggling with all the negative energy, and I think you’re right, no one is listening. You remain a bright spot, however, Ann, so thank you! Your posts are encouraging messages, which are always “right” with me. 🙂

  11. Pingback: Day 2658: I’m glad you exist | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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