Negative comments: most of us have gotten them or heard of them. They’re usually anonymous, mostly mean and almost always factually incorrect.
I’d lie if I said I haven’t been phased by them. The more people reading this blog, the more hurtful comments and posts about me on popular anonymous forums appear.
I’ve cried to my husband and cried to my friends. “If they just met me in person I bet we could be friends!” I think the anonymity hurts the most.
Today I consulted a different source and my perspective changed entirely:
“…Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them…” -Luke 6:27-36
If you’re dealing with someone that brings you down online, at work or in your personal life, try changing your perspective. Before getting defensive or angry or anything else, try love first. Love when it’s the last thing you want to do.
And then get back to living and loving your awesome life.