We’re all so different and sitting at home, rarely leaving the house, it’s easy to forget how different we all are. Those of you who comment on the blog or send me email . . that’s about all the “socializing” I do except for visiting with maybe three local friends rarely, talking to Nicole, my parents and my friend from Lake Charles on the phone almost daily. I guess that’s really a lot considering I don’t go anywhere.
But, I’ve spent the best part of today stitching and watching Flosstube and it’s really funny to see what different people like and it made me think about what I like and dislike. It’s such a breath of fresh air to watch the flosstubers I watch and none of them bring up politics, religion, none of the hot button issues. It’s all cross stitching – talking about floss, fabric, charts, retreats, etc. So different from how things were in the knitting world when I walked away from that.
So many of the things stitched are very patriotic or represent their faith and whether I agree with their feelings or not, they’re just sharing what they stitch and not putting anyone down for believing differently or pushing their belief. There’s one I watch and at the end, she will share a Bible verse and give a little devotional message but she always stops and says . . this is what’s going to happen next so if you don’t want to watch, thanks for stopping by . . etc.
To me, that’s what it’s all about. We can think differently but we don’t have to stay in the fight mindset about it. Because I don’t agree with you on one or two or ten issues, if there is something we have in common and we can enjoy spending time together, whether it’s a blog, sitting down stitching together, attending a retreat together . . enjoy that time and leave off the things on which there are disagreements.
I read a DHS Bulletin that was issued this afternoon and after reading that and watching more flosstubes, I thought . . if more people had hobbies, I think the world would be a happier place.