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Life has been quiet but busy lately.  I am taking advantage of the cloudy afternoons and sometimes  short-lived spatter of rain to stay in the garden for the past several days. Finally, we were able to clean the side yard outside of unwanted weeds that seemed to grow by leaps and bounds. Maybe it would take another month before we could clean it again.

I pity those poor souls who could never distinguish what is right and proper to share on social media. When you use the power of social media for your own selfish end, it truly becomes ugly. There were these two incidents that have become viral lately on Facebook. A mother of barely a year old child tied her naked son  and fed him like a dog and posted several offensive pictures of him which earned the ire of netizens and prompted the Dept. of Social Welfare and Dev. to take custody of the child  who will have to undergo psychosocial assessments and evaluate the “crazy” mother if she is really fit to be one or not.  According to DSWD Sec. Soliman, this is clearly a case of child abuse under Rep. Act 7610 or the Anti-Child Abuse Law. No one in her right mind should do this to a child even if the child is her own. I could not bring myself to post pictures, that’s adding insults to injury, so to speak. A few days after that report became viral, there was another one with pictures of another baby with cigarettes in his/her mouth and those around the child were even saying, it was unlit. My goodness, these two incidents clearly speak on the wrong values taught to children. Are good manners and right conduct not important anymore?  Social media abuse is one thing and learning how to be responsible in what you share plays a big role  in influencing those who can’t clearly distinguish what is right or wrong.  Teach children good values which they will carry throughout their lives.

37 books read out of 50 books,  72% of 2015  reading challenge.  Here’s another Sylvia Plath quote that you might like. It’s truly a joy to read The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath.

“let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences”

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