Nothing gets under my skin more than “FML” statuses that people post. In fact I hate them so much, that as I go through my Facebook Feed and just quickly read them, I have to stop and say a prayer that lets God know I was just reading that and didn’t say that myself about my life.
I know to most of you that probably sounds crazy or silly, but it’s the truth. The biggest reason I despise it is that it’s often said about very trivial things. You know like asking for no mayo on your burger and getting one with mayo. Sometimes it could be something more, say your car skidding on ice even though you did not hit anyone else or receive any injuries. That should not have a “FML” status but a “Thank God” or “Life is Good” status.
There are so many people struggling just to live, those with life-threatening illnesses, who are in pain and still fighting with every ounce of strength left to make it another day. They are not posting “FML” statuses, they know how precious” life is and they are thankful for every minute. To post a status that you missed the bus or were late to work with “FML” is just crapping on your life. Maybe it was destiny that you missed that bus, perhaps getting on that bus would have led to something very bad for you. I believe every thing happens for a reason so if you didn’t catch the bus, try to look at it in a different way. Value your life no matter how hard it may seem at times. Never think it’s not worth it, because you need to remember there are people all over, who would trade places with you in a heartbeat. Parents who have to stand by helplessly while their child takes their last breath, moms who have to say goodbye to their families way before their time, dads who will never get to show their son how to shave.
Life is precious, life is fragile, life is fleeting, please don’t put such little value on yours. Cherish your life instead. I am not saying you can’t post about having a bad day or something bad happening. Of course you can share that and get some encouragement and hugs from friends. It’s just the “FML” that you need to lose. In the words of Max Ehrmann, “With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”