You may or may not have seen the video about the first person to run a marathon without telling anyone about it. I laughed a little when I watched it because it did bring to light what social media does. Some share everything, don't we? And some people don't share a lot at all. It's quite person specific, but this is what the video really made me consider: I want to thank you.
Thank you for sharing about your hikes and runs. They inspired me to go out and do the same.
Thank you for sharing your pictures, both planned and snap shot. I pick up my camera more now and have gotten quite a few good shots.
Thank you for telling me about the cause which is so close to your heart. I've been grateful to help when possible and you have made me think about what matters to me.
Thank you for sharing your mess and ordinary. It reminds me that all our days are filled with those.
Thank you for sharing your heart and troubles. I have been blessed to pray for you and I appreciate that opportunity.
Thank you for teaching me how to pray for others. What you added to what I knew has been integral.
Thank you for sharing that new recipe, restaurant, and idea. You added to my life without knowing it.
Thank you for telling me about your latest workout. I will be using that when the gym is closed over the holidays.
Thank you for reminding me this world is so much bigger than the tip of my nose.
Thank you for reminding me I have a voice and can use it.
Thank you for reminding me I sparkle and shine and I shouldn't let anyone take that from me.
Thank you for sharing that crochet pattern! It was just what I was looking for.
Thank you for teaching me I can go on when the unthinkable happens.
Thank you for sharing you.
In so doing you have made my life better, deeper, and wider. I know we all struggle with what to say, how much to say, and when to say it. Sometimes in the middle is not wise, and sometimes it is. Sometimes we mess up and are simply looking for others to jump on our band wagon. But I want to thank you for how you have used social media and your positive impact on my life.
When I see your face or name I remember suddenly all the good you have poured into me. All the ways you have inspired me by the big and little things you do. I see your heart. And I thank you.
And PS. I'll be running a marathon next year and will occasionally share about it. Because I happen to believe my friends care, and it does matter, and sometimes I am going to need you to cheer me on!