Courage to Uplift

Social Media is disparaged for many things.  People present only their best, so an unrealistic view by others who are trying to just get by leads to depression.  Under the cover of anonymity people will post hateful things that they would never say to a person’s face.  And, we won’t even discuss politics.  And, yes, there is fake news…people really believe Babylonbee and others not realizing that those are satire sites. 

And then there is that person that posts positive points daily.  I have one of those friends.  I look forward to his daily morning posts always ending with ‘amazing days and much love y’all’.  What a boost to an ordinary day, or a day that has shot you down at every turn.  The amazing thing about this friend is even when he has been dealt a really bad hand that day, or that week..he takes that experience and turns it around to be a benefit to others!  He really is amazing (to steal his own word)!

Can you imagine if everyone on Social Media decided that uplifting people is the true reason to have Social Media?  Sometimes that uplifting comes in a comic aspect of one’s day.  I have another friend that posts the insane crazy things that happens in their family of two boys and one girl.  Her humor on the antics of her children brings a smile to your face no matter how bad of a day you are having.  I have two other friends that home school, and they post the insane crazy things that happen in their day, too.  One of those friends has an autoimmune disease that makes everyday painful for her, she could post extremely sad and depressing issues every single day of her life.  However, she is another one that I always for because her posts, whether they are cute memes or actually daily happenings, will leave a little happiness in their wake.

So, perhaps the next goal we set is a goal to not be negative on Social Media, to not post divisive political posts, or use the site to tear someone down.  Let’s stand up, let’s be uplifting!  Our world today is so full of anger and divisiveness we don’t need to add to it.  Amazing days and much love y’all!

Published by Carolyn Bendall

A fashion and image expert, presenting seminars, classes, and individual consultations. Monthly makeover column in the Commercial Appeal, hosts a radio show on fashion, beauty, image, and entertainment, writes a blog reviewing products with complete honesty, and trains image consultants from around the world.

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