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Life really is good.
We are all incredibly blessed.
Now if we all would just recognize that we are blessed, look past our disagreements with one another, and mobilize to do something great.
Facebook is not a relationship builder or breaker. It’s just a tool. What gives Facebook life is how we use it and who we allow to speak into our lives by making them “friends”.
What I really want to see happen on Facebook is for myself and my friends to use it as a vehicle to make the world a better place.
I believe that we all have causes that we are passionate about and at the same time we are all creative enough to take some initiative to get something started. Facebook is an incredible resource for launching an idea…a movement. I know that there are some that are using it to create positive change, but not enough. Understand me, I do not think that Facebook needs more individuals to share cool quotes or their favorite scripture verses. I would love to see more people talking about what they are actually doing and how they are having an impact on the world! Less talk, more action. A lot more action.
Friends that are pastors and church leaders - I would like to see less inviting friends to join you at church and more talk of you inviting people to be the church. It would be so exciting to hear the stories of what people are doing rather than the great service they supposedly attended. I mean, if it really was a great message then how come I haven’t read any posts about them putting it into practice? Less talk about the amazing meetings and more talk of the fruit that is coming from a past meeting. I am not saying that this isn’t happening, I am just saying it would be great to hear it celebrated more often.
One guy that I see doing this is Shaun King. You may have never heard of him, but the man absolutely inspires me. Shaun King is a guy who is passionate about life and is leveraging social media to get others involved with what he is doing. It’s incredible. He is the person behind TwitChange, the first ever celebrity tweet auction that raises money for those in need. He has raised money to get tents to people in Haiti, used twitter to get head trauma doctors to help a little girl that was about to die without proper medical help, and he is constantly using social networking to challenge the church to be the church. His latest endeavor is TellTheMountaintoMove.Org, he wants to climb 7 of the tallest mountains in the world to raise awareness for 7 important causes. Check the guy out and I promise you will be inspired too.
The take away is this…DO SOMETHING!
You can personally make life a little better for someone else.
Write an encouraging message to someone you love.
Get healthy and encourage friends to join you.
Share a funny story and put a smile on someone’s face.
Create that non-profit that you have always dreamed of starting.
Shake the hand of a person that has served in our military and thank them.
Buy your wife some flowers.
Find someone that is doing something you are passionate about and get involved.
If you see a need, respond.
I don’t want Facebook to become all rainbows and unicorns. Facebook should be funny, real, and all about you. I would just like to see it get a little bit better. It’s amazing technology with untapped potential. Think of your Facebook friends as a mobile army and they are waiting for you to ask them to respond. The best thing about social media is we are the ones that get to decide if it’s good or bad.
Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”
Go do something great. Not because I think you should…because you want to anyway.