There are thousands of stories about how social media is turning us all into self-centered narcissists. We are becoming more disconnected from each other. It’s a long, lonely road to internet hell and the hand basket has free wifi.
Whatever, I say bull crap. I love social media. I feel more connected than ever. I’m involved in the lives of my friends. Some of these friends I’ve known forever and haven’t seen in just as long. Others are relatively new and we are growing our relationship. In some friendships I’ve never actually, physically met some of these friends. We happened to meet because our significant other is military or we both had breast cancer. My online social life is amazing!
I can’t list everyone I keep up with through social media, but here are a few you should definitely know about.
One of my friends has two sons, like me. Only her sons are grown, one is a Marine and the other a designer. She was one of the first people to know that Benji had been born. She is an inspiration to me. I hope my boys are just as amazing her sons. She’s super gorgeous as well.
This gal is from Georgia! We met in a preschool because she was wearing a Georgia Bulldogs shirt. She turned out to be a phenomenal friend. Even though she lives across the ocean, she has stayed in touch and I still feel like I can talk to her about anything. She can lift, like, a thousand pounds too! Cool, yes?!
We went to high school together and she was the nicest, funniest, most outgoing person I’d ever met. She is still thoughtful and kind. She sent me gift cards for coffee and cards to let me know she was thinking of me. She builds beds for kids who don’t have one. Can you believe there are kids, in this country, who don’t have beds? You can help! Check her out here.
I’ve been able to keep in touch with my first friend in Colorado, even though she lives in Oregon now.
This guy is an amazing man. He inspires me to be who I am and stand up for those who can’t stand for themselves and stand with those who just deserve what’s fair.
I could go on and on about how I met my FB friends and why I love keeping up with them, but I won’t bore you. I’m thankful for FB and the ability to keep up with old friends, new friends, close friends, and far friends.