Facebook Is A Home Base For Blessings
Is Facebook deteriorating personal human contact and forcing us to live out fake lives? You know, the ones you only want your friends to see while you hide behind a quiet desperation that is your life?
I recently watched a short documentary that posed that very premise, that Facebook encourages us to post our happy moments and to present a life that is not our reality, just an imaginary bliss that we want the world to see. I don’t agree with that.
Have you viewed the news lately? It can be discouraging and depressing. I get the impression that the very fabric of our society is crumbling before my very eyes after watching only thirty minutes of a news program. It depresses me and the worst part, there is nothing I can do about most of it.
However, when I check Facebook I smile at the latest status updates of my friends. I catch a glimpse of intimate family moments. A child’s birthday or first soccer game. A much needed date night picture from a couple I cherish turns the corners of my mouth as a smile breaks out on my face.
In an ugly world where death, pain, and despair is a heavy blanket on our hearts, Facebook is a shining light that allows us to count our blessings and remind us that, yes, there are happy moments. In fact, there are more moments than we imagined as we soon forget what we posted last week, but are reminded when we scroll back and remember that fleeting moment that we aptly captured on Facebook.
I’ve realized, over time, that Facebook is a wonderful platform for collecting and sharing my happy moments. My favorite feature is the one that shows a post I made one or two years ago. It allows me to pause and reflect on that moment and it reminds me of my blessings. It’s a gift from my past and it’s a good thing when I pause and count my blessings.
I don’t know about you, but it would be a bummer if we only posted bad things on Facebook. I go to Facebook for a reminder that there are many good things in life to celebrate. It’s a place for friends and family to gather and celebrate life and our victories. It’s a place to encourage and uplift one another.
Go to Facebook today and be generous with your “likes” for it encourages your friends and lets them know that you care and are sharing in their happy moments. God knows we need as many as we can get. So what are you thankful for today? Post that on Facebook and share it with the world, we need to experience your blessings.