That said, we dealt with some pretty heavy stuff this past summer. I know that many of my internet and Facebook friends, as well as neighbors and other friends, would have been Johnny on the Spot to send our family good vibes, thoughts, prayers, and well wishes, but I didn’t give them the chance. We chose to keep our matters private and only shared with a few. So because of that, my life according to my sporadic Facebook postings has been humming along. We’re now through the worst of things, and actually things are almost back to normal.
But during the thick of it, we did receive texts from our closest friends and family members. And that support was invaluable to us. To know that people cared and were thinking about our family meant the world to us. Just a few simple words received via text messages did wonders to help us through a difficult time.
Which finally brings me to the point of this post: You never know what people are dealing with. In life and on social media, it could be a full-out plea of “please help me…” It may be hidden, but hinted at in someone’s posts or conversations, or it may be not be evident at all. I am blessed that I have a support network outside of social media. But I see posts from people that I suspect may not have much of an opportunity to connect beyond their computers. My request to you is that if you sense that someone needs support, why not put yourself out there and just give it to them? How much time does it really for us to type the word “hugs”, or God forbid, even give one? Or say “Sending prayers” if you believe in them. Or, “thinking of you” if you don’t. Believe me, those little words matter A LOT.
Even if you don’t feel you really “know” someone, you’ve “friended” them, and aren’t connections what this is all about? So what, if you haven’t seen them in awhile, or even ever? If someone posts “Having a bad day,” grab that chance and make it a little better. You have the power.
Thanks for stopping by,
P.S. I’m in a good place now. Spread your love to others, but thanks for thinking of me.
*Geez, I’ve now gotten to the age that I realize that not everyone is familiar with Sybil. For those youngsters out there here’s a link: http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4361 This getting old thing kinda sucks sometimes.