Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ok, I’ll admit it. For a long, long time when social media was in it’s infancy I was very hesitant to use it. Why? I was scared. I made me feel so vulnerable. After all, I’d tell myself, you never know who is lurking around the corner.
A few weeks ago I put a call out on a fairly new social media platform for some items I was looking for. I made it very clear I was looking for donations because what I needed was going to be used not just for my own benefit, but also for the benefit of others. I hit pay dirt. The response was immediate and overwhelming! And what was lurking around the corner were some awfully good-hearted people.
A few generous spirits even took the extra time and effort to drop the items off to me. And Eureka! Through this outreach, I made a connection with a person in this new community who was more than just generous in spirit. In chatting with her I found out she’s also a blogger who is working towards publishing an interesting memoir. Talk about common interests.
Through experience I’ve learned what a useful tool social media is when used as a positive connector.
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