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To think 'feeling blessed' is a disguised brag

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stupenoushorrendous Thu 25-Dec-14 16:41:56


The status update starter "I'm feeling blessed because......." shouldn't end with a brag about what you have materially.

Am I alone in noticing this and has anyone got some funny examples to share?

I just read one "feeling blessed because my gorgeous hubby bought me some amazing presents"

MissBattleaxe Thu 25-Dec-14 16:45:04

No, I think people are just counting their blessings and thinking of positives.

It's better than thinking of things to moan about!

happy Christmas

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Dec-14 16:45:44

Facebook is one big stealth boast isn't it? Especially at Christmas. grin

I don't have FB but have had a look at DS's today and it is full of teenagers bragging, and doing vomit inducing declarations of love to their parents. grin

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Dec-14 16:47:09

Seriously the 'feeling blessed' thing-is that something you type or is it from a drop down list because it's not something anyone would actually say is it?

usualsuspect333 Thu 25-Dec-14 16:48:36

No one is ever allowed to write anything positive on FB without some miserable fucker accusing them of boasting.

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Dec-14 16:49:48


Hulababy Thu 25-Dec-14 16:50:21

"feeling blessed" is only ever something my religious FB write - often followed by non religious type comments.

Nishky Thu 25-Dec-14 16:50:24

Its a drop down thing isn't it?

stupenoushorrendous Thu 25-Dec-14 16:50:40

No it's not a drop down, it's just something people increasingly start their update with.

usualsuspect333 Thu 25-Dec-14 16:51:42

Mistakes a change to read nice things on FB because MN has to be the most miserable corner of the internet at Christmas.

I really should log out until at least March.

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Dec-14 16:51:45

What are the other choices? i have seen 'feeling pained'. If I had FB I would use that a lot probably.

usualsuspect333 Thu 25-Dec-14 16:52:31

Makes* stupid kindle

usualsuspect333 Thu 25-Dec-14 16:52:54

There is a drop down menu

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Dec-14 16:52:58

I am blessed to have had 2 glasses of wine and a Bacardi and coke usual, I am so not miserable it's unreal. I may even join FB at this rate. grin

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Dec-14 16:53:48

What are the other choices in the drop down menu?

usualsuspect333 Thu 25-Dec-14 16:54:22

I like the 'looking for' drop down menu.

Some random things on that one.

southeastastra Thu 25-Dec-14 16:55:23

i dislike the i feel blessed posts too, i think facebook would be great if people were cynical most of the time grin more entertaining.

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Dec-14 16:55:59

'Feeling boasty'?

stupenoushorrendous Thu 25-Dec-14 16:58:05

I like that idea, feeling boasty

MissBattleaxe Thu 25-Dec-14 16:59:12

I wish there was a "feeling bloated" button I could press. Would that be acceptable?

Meechimoo Thu 25-Dec-14 16:59:28

I did lol@the person on mumsnet who said they were going to post something like 'feeling blessed on the bread aisle at Tesco'
It's a nauseating phrase

JuanDirection Thu 25-Dec-14 17:01:27

I'm sure different people mean it in very different ways. Probably nicer to read that than "I'm feeling shat on because...". Unless they're being a real smug twat I suppose - "I'm feeling blessed because I just robbed your house/nicked your car" or something!

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Dec-14 17:01:49

It is weird now. Finding out what people had for Christmas five minutes after they got it by way of a photo.
In the olden days you would speak to them or see them in person the week after Christmas and ask each other. No need any more. grin

I just wish the teens would have a bit of a tidy in the background before the pic.

cuppateaandtoast Thu 25-Dec-14 17:03:32

Yanbu. Fb is all about boasting. Its just theway the world is now. People have an outlet for bragging about stuff.

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Dec-14 17:04:12

'Feeling smug'. I think the teens would be all over that. grin

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