When NO answer is the best answer.

I recently received a nasty text message in which the sender expected that I would be bothered enough to answer. Instead, the message was quickly deleted and the messenger blocked. Negative people are not worth the space they wish to take up in our heads.

No response is a response and it’s a powerful one. Remember that.

Malbro Kingston
The lovely Fall colors of Spearfish Canyon🍁

Because the cool weather will be here sooner than we like, we made a trek to Spearfish Canyon to see the Fall colors before the leaves are all blown away and gone. While we did see some bare branches, there were lovely leaves still hanging on.

I’m very glad I chose to put the message and the messenger out of my mind. Spending the weekend with my honey and breaking in his truck with a drive through Spearfish Canyon was a much better way to pass the time. We were even lucky enough to see a mountain goat momma watching over her baby as he made his way up a hill across the road.

I hope your weekend was wonderful as well. Happy Fall! 🍁😊🍁


About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com
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26 Responses to When NO answer is the best answer.

  1. cindy knoke says:

    I agree with you completely and your photos are beautiful.

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you, Cindy! 😊 I think it was probably the last weekend to catch the fall colors. I’ve sure seen a lot of beautiful photos this week. 🥰🍁🥰 I hope you have a great week!

  2. Maria Santo says:

    Hello, Beth. Maria Santo, here, Todd’s girlfriend. First of all my text message was not nasty. Me texting you was not NASTY, it was me standing up for myself, just as you recommended in a previous post. You say that negative people are not worth the space they wish to take up in our heads BUT Todd and I have clearly taking up space in your head because you’ve written about us regularly since last year.
    You writing this and titling the blog about me, IS A RESPONSE. “No response is a response” YOU RESPONDED. Next time you blog here are some title ideas. Get over it, by my favorite band, The Eagles

    • Beth W. says:

      Thanks for being brave enough to post your real name. Maybe you two should stop reading my blog. 😊

      • Maria Santo says:

        By you responding , youve proving my point. You need to take responsibility for your marriage breaking up, Beth. And stop playing the victim.

        • Beth's sister says:

          Hmm…I’d say infidelity on Todd’s part is sufficient cause for the marriage to end. Please go live your lives and try to overcome the need to harass my sister. You can’t blame her for feeling hurt and betrayed…that takes time to heal. She hasn’t even mentioned Todd’s name to me in almost 9 months which to me was a very good sign that she has moved on. This is the first time I’ve even thought about Todd and you (aka…his mistress) in a very long time. What a bummer to have to think of that silly little man again. May God help his poor pathetic little soul.

        • Someone says:

          Is English your second language or are you just a moron? I’m studying abroad and know Germans that have a better grasp on the English language than you. That’s pretty embarrassing imo haha

          • Maria Santo says:

            And what if English was my second language? Why would that be funny to you? Did your mother not raise you to be kind and respectful? , Aurora, you should worry about your own life and your health, and stop throwing stones

          • Maria Santo says:

            It’s 2 years next month that you asked your husband for a divorce. You have posted over 14 blogs yes over 14 blogs about your divorce and you pick and choose who’s comments you post on your blog. That just shows me how miserable you are. I feel sorry for you. You should worry about your children and their health instead of this high school dear diary crap. Keep playing the victim and I’ll keep up with the screenshots. It’s just more ammunition

          • Maria Santo says:

            You have nothing to on except your wild imagine. It makes you feel better to conjure up an affair in your mind than admitting to yourself that YOU were PART of the reason your marriage ended. And You spreading lies on social media is called slander. I have every blog saved and comments and screenshots saved.

          • Beth W. says:

            Well, you have been in the picture for more than 2 years, obviously. Nowhere in my blogs have I ever said I was perfect. I don’t expect that you heard the full truth as I certainly didn’t about his first wife. I honestly hope the two of you can be happy. I have not told any lies. If you want to tell your own truth, maybe you could start your own site. The posts I have done have helped connect me with others who went through the same thing and helped me get through it. I don’t intend to waste any more space on mine with the two of you. Your comments have helped with that, so for that I thank you.

          • Todd Weber says:

            Beth, I couldn’t help but picture a positive outcome when I read that you agreed to not write any more blogs posts about Maria and me. I’m sure Ted will be happy too because now he will get all of your heart and not the hurt and angry one that caused you to write the posts in the first place. I’m hopeful that those you have connected with have provided lasting healing so that you have found the freedom to move on. No more need to look back, you’re not going there anyway as the sign says. You’re welcome.

            Your wishes for our happiness have already come true. Thank you for sending positivity our way.
            All the best to you and Ted.

        • Geoff says:

          Hey Maria, Beth’s son here. I was avoiding commenting because I figured you were just venting and would finish after a comment or two. Since you continue to go out of your way to attack my mother on her own blog, I feel the need to address some things. First, the responsibility for a divorce falls on both parties. Both are likely to think the other is more responsible. While you can have an opinion on it, that opinion is meaningless because you only know what you are told by one party. Secondly, why are you reading and commenting on a blog that appears to upset you so much? Surely you have things you would rather be doing outside of reading a blog written by someone you appear to have such a visceral disdain for. Finally, exactly what is your end goal in doing this? I find it strange that you would take so much of your own time to read and comment on your significant other’s ex-wife’s blog posts.

  3. These are fascinating photos. Thanks Anita

  4. hbsuefred says:

    Well, it looks like I’m lucky that my idiot-ex’s new wife doesn’t appear to be interested in me. Also glad I cut off direct contact with him. I don’t need to know what’s happening in his life anymore, and he/she/they don’t need to know what’s happening in mine. Too bad it seems you haven’t been as fortunate.

  5. kagould17 says:

    I learned early one to moderate my commenters after I got into a tussle with somebody looking to create chaos. You are right. Getting into an argument is seldom worth it. Better to enjoy life and nature. Happy Thursday Beth. Allan

    • Beth W. says:

      Thanks so much, Allan. 😊 I am hoping this drama is done now. At least for me it is, because I’m done responding. 😉 I agree that enjoying life and nature is much better. Happy Thursday to you too.

  6. usfman says:

    Text messaging I agree with you can get out of control. But is there a suitable way to converse otherwise in such a fast paced world?

    • Beth W. says:

      I am all for text messaging! It is definitely a great method of communicating and can deliver a message when I’m not able to talk to the receiver. In this case, though, the original sender was clearly intending to upset me as much as possible. To people like that, I think that no answer is the best answer 😉 Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!! 🙂

      • usfman says:

        Actually it’s the silence of those who don’t return communications with me that bother me the most. How about you?

        • Beth W. says:

          I agree as well. It is so easy in this modern world to take just a moment to acknowledge messages and failing to at least let the sender know he or she has been seen/heard is rude. I think, though, that for some since the communication is easier to ignore than a visit or a phone call, that is what often happens.

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