Yesterday, I witnessed somebody telling a writer that their story did not answer the “Why should I care?” test. Why should I care about that? Well, sometimes I wonder why my loyal and lovely readers should care about the personal words and photos I share in this blog.
Why should you care if I went to the dentist yesterday and got a new dental crown that was created, before my eyes, in a 3-D printer? Why should you care if Michael and I took Oscar to the vet and he got a clean bill of health? Why should you care if Harley escaped going to the vet by scratching Michael, hissing, growling, and making it impossible for us to corral him in time to make the appointment? In other words, why should you care about what I care about?
Why should you care about how I recorded some of yesterday’s moments?
Why should any of us care about allowing cats and people to communicate their stories in an authentic, personal, and full-bodied way?
Why should anybody care about this video I took of the creation of my new dental crown?
Why should I care about the comments you make on this blog? There are SO many reasons I care. I can only hope I convey that caring in every post and every answer, every day.
Day 2181: How to accept personal comments
How do you accept personal comments — compliments or criticism?
As we approach the end of 2018, I’m resolving to accept all personal comments the same way.
With gratitude and joy.
I’m not saying that accepting personal comments with gratitude and joy will be easy. Compliments and criticism can be very difficult to accept, for different reasons.
Therefore, I shall now practice this new resolution, as I imagine all sorts of people giving me personal comments.
As I embrace the preciousness of this moment, I believe accepting personal comments with gratitude and joy will be good for my self care and for the care of others.
Also, it helps me to remember that personal comments are often the reflection of the person making the comment. In other words, it’s nothing personal.
I look forward to your personal comments on this post.
As always, I’m joyfully and personally grateful to all those who helped me create today’s post and to every person who visits this blog, including YOU.