Life is rich. Life is risks.
And sharing it with others, even for a brief moment on Facebook or Twitter or elsewhere online, helps remind me of that every single day.
It helps me stop and “smell the roses” as it were.
To slow the moment down and savor it just a little and celebrate it with the kindred spirits I’m blessed to know.
Some say that the virtual social world is a fake one.
I don’t think so.
In some ways, it’s a lifeline for me, in a daily schedule that even a chiropractor would not keep.
We get out of the social experience what we want, what we put in, and how we choose to see that world.
I would argue that you get an authentic experience when you invest one yourself.
But if you’re the kind of person who prefers to put on airs, to alter the tune before you let anyone hear, then that is all you’ll see in the people “around” you too.
Today, thanks to social media…
My day was made because…
- a 19 year old kid doesn’t have cancer
- a toddler I used to babysit got married
- a mom is getting a well deserved vacation
- a fellow artist met her goal with selling a clever t-shirt campaign
- and a family reports that their local water park really is the bomb
And so I’m smiling….
And getting back to work, late as it is…
…with gratitude in my heart.