I know I do not need to tell you this, but social media can be a whole lot of a good thing but can also be a little too much in trying times.
Every time I open my social media apps right now, I can feel myself physically tensing for the news I am about to see. It is hard.
But at the same time, I am not willing to give up my connection to the outside world and delete all of my apps or take a sabbatical. And truthfully, my whole family is benefiting from virtual zoo tours and virtual story times.
Happy in Hiding
As I walked our neighborhood for the third time yesterday, I decided that I can do my part. Each day, I am committing to sharing something happy — maybe a picture of my kids looking cute or maybe not so cute, maybe a picture of my coffee with a positive thought or a word of encouragement, or maybe even a picture of my second glass of wine. 😉
You get what I am getting at.
If we each share something happy with the hashtag #happyinhiding, then it gives us that connection to the outside World without having to scroll through stuff we are not emotionally prepared to see at that moment — you know, 24/7.
No one has to see my posts or yours. If our frilly posts are too much for some, then they can unfollow. We do not need to cater out content to them anyway.
So, can I challenge you? Will you help me share some happy in hiding? Please use the hashtag #happyinhiding and share with me what is making you happy and getting you through this undeniably tough time.
See ya on the gram.