It's hard to pick up a paper or turn on the tv or even to get on Facebook right now. We are in the midst of another election year and it brings out the uglies. The ugly comments about the way "All Republicans are" or "All Democrats are." There's a need to lump them together when one bad apple is found. I don't know about you, but when I find a rotten apple in the barrel I throw it away but I keep the good ones! It can cause even good friends to get their "feathers fluffed." I have to adopt a don't read policy and I work at keeping my opinions to myself. "Work" because that's not the easiest thing to do!
When I first started blogging, I was blindsided one morning with an ugly comment about how the sun must always shine on Granny Mountain, no bad news ever in Blogland. It came out of no where, anonymous of course. I don't remember what the post was about, probably pictures I'd taken and posted with memories or observations since that's what the bulk of my blog is about. Whatever, to that reader all they could see was my pretty header pictures, and they assumed that my live was sunny and perfect. No one's life is perfect. In Blogland, you don't have to look very far to find the reals. We may talk about the county fair or what we had for dinner last night, but eventually we peel the onion and get down to what we really want to talk about.
Sometimes we don't even know it's in us, but with post we etch away until it's on the surface and we can share what we needed to say all along. For me it's senior issues that I've had to face since Mom and my Father-in-law have developed dementia/Alzheimer's. I also like to blog about the good things in my community, the businesses that give more than they take, the restaurants that feel like home and the pretty in my world. The sky is blue on Granny Mountain, but make no mistake there are gray days too. I just wear my rose colored glasses on those days!