Social Media Goodness!

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People whine and bitch and complain about Facebook and other social media. Yada yada yada…this and that. I almost understand their complaints.

However, there are positive sides to social media as well. It has the power to bring us together.

For instance, Unny is all over the social media world. Her jewelry has taken her to Instagram, Facebook, Etsy, Twitter and other platforms. Across these varied instances of social media, Unny has met hundreds of people. 

Recently, she met a couple of her Instragram buddies in Bangkok. Two gals from Chicago traveled to Bangkok and Unny met them out and had a great “girls night out” with them. She showed them around town and over a few drinks, they had a great time together.

These are two wholly different worlds and cultures coming together because of social media.

So while social media does have it’s drawbacks, it also has immense potential for positive affect across our world.

Don’t discount it as merely a billboard for boredom and ignorance. The potential for beauty and fellowship exists as well. We need only step out from behind the screen from time to time and to come together in brotherhood…or sisterhood as was the case with Unny and her Chicago buddies.

Superwomen

Women are always beautiful. ~Ville Valo

This one goes out to the women of my life.  I’ve been fortunate in this regard.  I’ve met some extraordinary women over the years.  Of course, there are those in my family.  My Mother.  Sister.  Grandmothers.  Aunts.  But I’ve been blessed with incredible friendships as well.  Some that have spanned years and decades.  Some who became my great friends and remain integral to my life.  Others.  Lasting days, weeks, months or mere moments.

I’ve met incredible women along the path of my life.  In the unique and common places.  I’ve enjoyed bonds of varying nature–friends and lovers and sometimes both.  Long term friendships and relationships.  Short lived, yet, intense trysts, fantasies and infatuations.  With others, I’ve enjoyed a drink.  A lunch or dinner.  A conversation.   Magical glances.  Lifetimes in mere moments.

However long the relationship and in whatever spirit, I have been fortunate along the path of my life.  I’m grateful for each experience.  Each Gift of Love and Friendship.

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Kahlil Gibran

Friendship — Khalil Gibran

And a youth said, “Speak to us of Friendship.”

Your friend is your needs answered.

He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.

And he is your board and your fireside.

For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the “nay” in your own mind, nor do you withhold the “ay.”

And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;

For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;

For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.

If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?

Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.

For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

More wisdom from the Lebanese sage.

This one goes out to all of my friends out there but especially Gin Gin and Beccaboo. Two of the best friends a boy could ever hope for…