My web site offers free Spam protection. According to the software, in the last four months alone over 500 spam comments have been blocked from posting on my site. I’m good with this. Keep up the great work.
But, in the midst of the software safeguard, the program has kept some pretty important comments from coming through. For instance, on March 2 of this year, there were seven people who complimented me on my work. The amazing thing is that they all had exactly the same thing to say. I’ve copied the posts:
“Curt Austin Hi there, just wanted to mention, I enjoyed this blog post. It was helpful. Keep on posting!”
Now, I’ve gone back and read my post from that day (A Branch from the Holy Family Tree) and I must admit, it WAS helpful. I can understand why Barbara, David, Marge, Wendy (twice!), Manno and the rest of their friends from various singles/mingles web sites would like the blog for that particular day. What I don’t understand is why my software would block these special people who could be my newest and bestest friends.
And THAT, children, is why we need filters in our lives. Because, if it was up to us, we would go along with whoever stroked our ego, complimented our hair, gave us $5, made us fried chicken, passed us a note in class, or bought us dinner. We have to know who is real and who is not. And, let’s be honest, sometimes we are fooled.
Do you have a filter? Are you able to distinguish the people in your life who love you in truth? Are you able to filter out those who have an agenda and only love you for what you can give to them and what they can take from you?
Take a look around. Take a GOOD look around. You might have to filter a few people in your world when it is all said and done. And that’s not a bad thing.