This One Struck a Nerve

I’m pretty active on social media. I know some of you are laughing right now saying “Really? Tell us something we didn’t know” while others might not be connected to me on any of the sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.

Even though I have a strong social network and following on the various sites, not every post is seen by every one of my connections. Some posts barely earn reaction while others can generate hundreds of likes, favorites or comments. One of my goals is to always try to stimulate a response. If I get more people commenting, then I can spend more time engaging and connecting with the people who have reacted to my photo, comment, post or inquiry.

A few weeks ago, I was surprised by the number of responses that followed this post…

Wow! 158 comments? I guess music is one of those topics that everyone loves to add in their two cents…and the thread was amazing to read through. Many of my friends connected with other friends of mine over their favorite bands because they found some common ground.

A Look in the Mirror?

Earlier this week the statement below came to mind. I posted it because I felt it was a good message for a Monday morning. It’s a simple statement that everyone can learn from but I have never had a post garner as many “shares” as this one. I guess you can say this one struck a nerve and my friends thought it was powerful enough to share with their friends.

I’m not sure why this one seemed to “hit home” with people…but I am glad it did. Hopefully, a few more people share it and remember that we can’t control what happens to us, but we sure can control how we react to what happens to us.

Here’s to better lives all around and shorter lines at the customer service desk near you.

One Response to This One Struck a Nerve
  1. Susan Bernstein
    June 28, 2017 | 2:39 pm

    I like your post on looking in the mirror to address life dissatisfaction issues. I know I have to be my own customer service rep when it comes to my life.

    Although I have the occasional bout of pouting about how other people in my life seem like obstacles to my happiness, I try to look to myself first, and think of ways I can make changes. What I can control vs. what I cannot control.

    One thing I realized that I can control: Distancing myself from people who beam negativity my way or make me feel down about myself. Or what I call the “you should” people who dispense unsolicited life advice all the time. I know that my life path has been somewhat unconventional compared to most of the people around me, but it’s still my life and my path to choose. I don’t want to get caught up in gripes about what I cannot control, so I am trying to focus on changes I know I can make.