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Sharing Our Table of Plenty! | Mary Biever | One Writing Mother

Sharing Our Table of Plenty!

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As the mother sat at a table in a crowded dining room, a lady accidentally touched her arm. “Oh, I’m sorry,” she said.

The mother patted her on the arm and answered, “Don’t apologize. Life is hard. We should celebrate the times people brush against each other instead of apologizing.”

What a perspective. Apply it to social networking – to Facebook, Twitter, or whatever your platform of choice it is.

Every day, you have an opportunity to listen to other people – those you know and those you don’t. You can share their joy, celebrate their wins, comfort the lonely, and console the hurting.

Global is the new local, especially in our world of social media. I can get up in the morning and Tweet with friends in China and Australia before they retire for the night. In between, as I sip my coffee, I wish good morning to my friends across the United States and beyond.

There are over 500 million Facebookers on the planet, which means one of every twelve people on earth Facebooks. 190 million Tweeters Tweet 65 million times daily. While on Facebook we talk with those we already know, Twitter provides opportunities across the planet.  Imagine the opportunities!

My dawn is another’s sunset. Share your dawns when others are struggling through the night.  Every night, there are sick and hurting people trying to make it through the night. Some turn to social networking to share their pains and fears.

I may be just a wife, mom, and business owner in Evansville, Indiana. But with social networking, I can be a mom to friends and neighbors all around the planet.

My social media challenge to you:

  • Every day, encourage at least two people who are tired, discouraged, or having a bad day.

  • Every day, celebrate at least two people’s victories by congratulating and complimenting them.

  • Every day, thank at least two people who help make your life and your world a better place.

Trust me – when you cast your bread upon the waters, you will be blessed as well. What would happen to our planet if 100 million Facebook users started doing this daily?

You’re my neighbor. I’m your neighbor. Wherever we live.  Let’s share our table of plenty.

What great times we’ll enjoy together!


4 Responses to “Sharing Our Table of Plenty!”

  1. Stacey February 20, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    Mary~

    I love reading your blogs! They are heartfelt and honest. Thank you again for nailing it on the head! I will continue to share your awesome information!
    Stacey

  2. Jenni February 20, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Mary,

    Interesting take on social media. Nice brushing in to you and your family, yesterday.

    Jenni

  3. Mary Biever February 20, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    Stacey and Jenni – thanks to both of you! I’m glad God brought us close enough together we could brush into each other!

  4. limewire February 24, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    fantastic

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