Day 3: Detoxing From Facebook

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A85EB319-B0D2-4958-98FA-3EE58570A3B8.jpeg*I took this picture of our sweet Maximus this morning.

Today was not an easy day. Not because of detoxing From Facebook, but because I took our 18 year old Siamese cat, Maximus, to be put to sleep.

We’ve all know for awhile that it was time for this, you just know in your heart. If you’ve been there with a pet, then you know what I’m talking about. They’re a part of your family, and it’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do.

Needless to say, my mind was on Maximus all day and not Facebook. I have friends who have shared their similar experiences on Facebook before. There’s nothing wrong with that. If I were active on it, I would have been doing the same.

This was something that affected our family in a sad way today. And I chose not to share it on social media, and that’s ok. Although I’m blogging about it, I feel that’s different. I’ve not had a “social media” audience today, and may not even have one or two people reading my blog, but that’s ok too. Writing is a way to express yourself through joy, pain, sorrow, hope, and encouragement. It’s part of the healing process.


Temptation did not overwhelm me today to check anyone’s status. And I survived. I did promise a friend to check out her “Live” video she had last night, (I watched the replay today) but I never wanted to see anything else.


I went to bed again last night without taking anything to help me sleep, and slept pretty good.  I started one of my books I had bought yesterday, and enjoyed the calmness that surrounded me as I read.


I learned today, that you don’t have to share every sad moment in your life with a big audience. When you know that God is with you through those hard things that you have to face (like taking your animal to be put to sleep) He’s really the only audience you need.

Our Maximus was one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever known. We will miss him tremendously.


The Author

Hey glad you dropped by! My name is Elizabeth Maxwell, but everyone knows me as "Beth." I am the wife to Kevin Maxwell of 38 years. We have 3 grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and our adopted daughter Maria. God laid on our hearts to experience an awesome journey in 2000, in adopting our special needs daughter, Maria Dean. God has truly been with us every step of the way on our journey. I live in the beautiful foothills state of Tennessee. I love my beautiful Tennessee home. From the foothills to the whippoorwills, God's beauty shines forth here. I love to laugh often. I enjoy old movies, reading books, and I love to sing in my award (Dove) winning choir at First Baptist Church! I love my sweet little job, working with Kindergartners...and yes "kids do say the darndest things!" I am encouraged by God's word and I love to dig into it. I am by no means a scholarly expert, but I do delight in His encouragement for me. I am a friend of God...after all, God's got my back! And not just my back - "He goes before me." (Deuteronomy 31:8) "He's right beside me." (Hebrews 13:5) and, "He surrounds me on every side." (Psalm 125:2) These verses remind me that I am not alone while traveling on this "Journey Called Life!" Won't you travel with me? My prayer is that you will be encouraged, and know that you are not alone on this journey called life!


  1. Sonia Mack says

    Sorry you’re sweet cat is gone! May God be with you and hold you throughout the day!

  2. Thank you so much Sonia, I appreciate your kind words. He was a part of our family and we will miss him very much!

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