John Y’s Musings from the Middle: Inspirational Facebook Stories

Inspirational Facebook Stories
It is hard to move ahead in the present until we can make peace with our past.

Facebook has allowed us to have an unprecedented opportunity to find people from our past and find ways to work through past differences.

Last night I looked up a guy who bullied me mercilessly in 6th grade. I hadn’t seen him since middle school.

I looked at his pictures on Facebook and at his life and saw him as he really was (and still is): A scared and lonely and lost boy with a seemingly empty life. I looked into his eyes and felt sorry for him and let go of the anger I had felt toward him for all these years.

I forgave him.

And then, in my imagination, I walked over from my Facebook page to his and beat the crap out of him.

As I was walking back, I turned and saw him getting up and about to come toward me.

“No, no. You don’t want to do that.” I said.

He had that resigned look on his face as if to say, “I know. You are right,”

“Be glad you caught me in a forgiving mood. If I ever see you on my Facebook page, I’ll knock you into last year’s Facebook Timeline. We clear? We good?”

“Yes, sir.”

And just like that, thanks to Facebook, I was able to make peace with a part of my past. And then some.

It was beautiful. Thanks Facebook!


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