Friday, March 30, 2012

#PositiveThurs - Week 44!!

WOW! Ok, seriously people. Never in my WILDEST dreams could I ever have thought that this little idea I had 44 weeks ago would become what it is today. This week was the most touching for me. People deciding to share more and more of themselves, building eachother up and just generally being awesome are putting smiles on more than just my face. The engagement on each tweet is amazing. The fact that you are a COMMUNITY of beautiful, full-hearted people... I just have to thank you for sharing a piece of your heart with me/the community.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Seriously, you make my life fuller. :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Does Facebook make a Reunion redundant?

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This summer will mark 7 years since I've graduated high school.
I remember talking to people on that last day of school in the gorgeous sunshine. Signing yearbooks, crying, laughing and excited for "the future". We joked with each other, saying "See you at the reunion!" It seemed so far away.

Now, more than ever, we are able to connect with practically anyone we are thinking about. Anyone who crosses our minds is a point and click away. Thanks Facebook. I now know that those two who were inseparable in high school have separated, that the girl we all thought was easy lived up to her name and got pregnant right out of High School, that one of the girls from my rugby team still plays rugby and that this guy can take some really amazing pictures and has made a living out of it. I know most of you have done it. Googled, Facebook stalked, found on twitter...etc that person from high school that you wanted to see "Where are they now?".

I was having lunch with a couple of girls that I make sure to stay in touch with, even if it means 1 lunch a year. One was the valedictorian and she brought up an amazing point. The point of a reunion is to catch up with those who you're interested in catching up with. Find out what they've been up to. However, the internet has taken the mystery out of it. The big reveal of "WOW, she lost a lot of weight!" or "Man, he's so much nicer now!".

So here is my question to you: Does Facebook make a Reunion redundant? Should we, who live in this technical age, even bother with the time and effort it takes to put together such a big event? If I want to meet up with someone... I can just send them a message and get together for a personal 1-on-1 coffee date!
I'm really curious, let me know what you think in the comments below! :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

#PositiveThurs - Week 43!

This week was especially hard for me. I've been battling with a flu bug all week and I wasn't sure how I was going to get through.
Then it was #PositiveThurs. You all touch me. I can't believe that this little idea I had 43 weeks ago has taken off the way it has. You have truly become a community of amazing people, sharing your positivity and spreading it to others. Thank you. You are amazing and I couldn't have gotten through the past 43 Thursdays without you.

You make my life better, and for that I cannot thank you enough!

Friday, March 16, 2012

#PositiveThurs - Week 42!

Hello All!
Welcome to another #PositiveThurs Recap! I am AMAZED at the turn-out this week. It's really starting to feel more like a community and less like a sounding board.
No lie when I say I love every one of you and am so thankful you're willing to share your joy with others. What a treat to be able to be a part of this, I just can't thank you enough.

YOU ARE AN AMAZING PERSON. Please, never EVER forget that!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

#PositiveThurs - Week 41!

Hello Hello All!!

Welcome to another #PositiveThurs recap! :) Did you know that people mis-spell #PositiveThurs all the time? I search for #PositveThurs, #PostiveThurs, #PostiveThursday...etc! So don't worry if your spelling isn't that great - You can still participate! :) I'm in a fabulous mood this morning. I slept 10 hours last night and feel like I could take on the world! Thanks to everyone who participated yesterday! I enjoy every single tweet and love that people are starting to post #PositiveThurs PICTURES! I love it!

So share, enjoy, and keep smiling. You are all amazing people!

Friday, March 2, 2012

#PositiveThurs - Week 40!

WOW! The response this week was amazing! You are all so awesome for being positive people! Showing the world what we're made of, one tweet at a time. Fantastic!! Thank you so much for making this project more than I could have ever dreamed it to be and for putting smiles on other peoples faces. You truly are amazing people!