Dear Anonymous,

Who is the anonymous person who writes mean-spirits comments on my blog? 

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you so much for your nasty, obnoxious and often anti-Semitic blog comments that you occasionally post to Momentslater. I especially appreciate that you take the time to read my musing on marketing, food, wine and family and feel the need to make mean-spirited comment. I’m often surprised that you do it anonymously since you write with such flair and you have so many clever ways to tell me I’m worthless.

Perhaps you have missed the key messages in my writing. I am a caring and heart-centered person who is trying to share some of the knowledge I have gained through my career. Although many people challenge my marketing ideas, most people enjoy reading what I have to say.  99% of the comments are constructive, encouraging and positive. Whenever I see a new comment from you Anonymous, I know that I am going to have my patience tested. But, your hateful words encourage me to find a way to be even more compassionate since you are obviously an unhappy person who takes pleasure in being mean. Sorry you are having a bad day, week or life. 

I also want to thank you for reminding me that the overwhelming majority of the world is filled with kind-hearted people who are looking to say and do good things in the world. You are part of this very tiny percentage of people who focus on saying nasty things meant to hurt my feelings like a high school bully. What a waste of energy to be spewing hatred. You must get very tired. 

I feel sad for you and hope that you can find something good and fulfilling to write about in the future. You must have something positive to say or comment on and I hope you find a place to voice something worthwhile. 

I know I am lucky. My life is rich and has always been filled with a loving family, great friends and colleagues and a positive upbeat spirit about life. You see the glass as half empty and I see it as half full. I hope you find something nice to say in the future. 

My 85 year old mother told me if I don't have something nice to say about someone, don't say anything at all. Pretty sage advice. 

Best Regards,

Jeff Slater

P.S. My mother also taught me to always thank people who give me something. In your obnoxious and hurtful comments, you have given me a wonderful gift that reminds me of all that is good in my life. Thank you. 

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