Learning Contentment in Unwanted Places — Set Apart

This post is by Sarah Walton. If you don’t follow her, you really should. Please take the time to read this because it contains meat of the Word that is seldom spoken of. And we all are going to need this “meat” shortly. You WILL be blessed.

The walls felt like they were closing in around me. The air in the room grew heavy, and each breath I took stole every last ounce of my energy. With puffy eyes, a weary body, and an aching heart, I was desperate for an escape. Escape from a broken world, escape from a broken body, […]

Learning Contentment in Unwanted Places — Set Apart


  1. Some interesting stats on this OUTSTANDING repost originally authored by Sarah Walton. Approximately 9 hours after releasing this repost, 23 people had clicked on my post. Of those 23 people, 4 indicated that they liked it on my end but when I went to the link to see how many of those 23 actually clicked on the link to the author’s post within my post, only 5 people had actually clicked on the link from my end. That means of the 23 who clicked on my post, 18 never bothered to click on the internal link that I provided within my post. And when I went to the author’s actual post, only 4 people had indicated that they liked the post from her end, one of which was myself and the other three were from users that were not followers of my blog. In other words, the other three likes were from users from the author’s blog. So that means that of the 5 from my blog who actually did click on the link to the author’s post, within my post, none indicated to the author that they liked the post. Did any of the 5 from my blog actually read her post? I don’t know, I have no way to determine this but they certainly did not indicate that they liked it at her end. Maybe they read it, maybe they didn’t. I wouldn’t want to wager any great amount of money that they did.

    It kind of gives you an idea of how misleading stats can be, doesn’t it?

    My former profession was in Information Technology (IT) and all of these tracing features are available within the admin features of WordPress. To be candid with you, I find this rather disappointing. Only a very small percentage of my followers ever comment or indicate that they like one of my posts. And of those who do indicate that they like a particular post that I release, an even smaller percentage of the already small percentage actually click on a link I provide if it is a repost. It’s really a shame because Sarah’s post was really an outstanding post.

    All we can do is try, but there is also a lesson to be learned here. Selected stats can be misleading if the particulars aren’t really closely looked at. It’s like the survival rates for Covid 19, if you select the best percentage that supports your agenda of downplaying Covid 19, it can be stated as 99 point some odd percent as long as you over look those who are over age 65 and already have underlying health conditions. Apply those factors and the survival rates drops to a significantly lower percentage, and yes, even more so than the normal flu. Not to worry though, if you aren’t over 65 and don’t already have an underlying health condition, those lower survival rates don’t apply to you anyway. Try explaining that to your parents or your grandparents. I’m sure they will be thrilled for you.

    But I digress. Blessings!

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      • Ahhh, you noticed my comments! Responses got a little better as the day went on but the stats can definitely be misleading. It just kind of got to me because it was such a good post that Sarah wrote. Thank you Mandy! Blessings!

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  2. I never thought of stages of contentment before! I left this comment on Sarah’s blog; however, in the event my comment ends up in the WordPress abyss I am posting it here as well. Thank you, Bruce!


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