The world can be a tough place to live in at times. We try our hardest to make it work, but things don’t always work out to plan. It’s a fast-paced environment where people get left behind or ignored, or simply forgotten about. If you don’t fit into a stereotype, you’re not one of the “in-crowd”.
(And you thought that stopped at high school.)
But you know, as fast as the world is and as unfair as it can be, we can still make it better in our own little ways. Nothing mind-breaking; nothing rocket science in nature. For example, this morning on Twitter I suggested this:
“Look at the first person in your Twitter stream and Direct Message them to say thank you for being a friend.”
Simple, easy and maybe just offering a little fun into our lives and the people around us. What was really nice to see was that people picked up on it.
If we can pick up on something as simple as this with people we may never have met physically, shouldn’t it be just as easy to do so with those we know? So let’s try it.
Look at the last “proper” email you received, reply to that person and say, “Thank you for being a friend.”
Look at the first name in your phonebook and call them to say, “Thank you for being a friend.”
Look at the first person on your Facebook friend list and say, “Thank you for being a friend.”
It’s easy to do. It doesn’t take much. Yet in a world that does its best to put us down at times, it can brighten up a whole day. And just so you know?
Thank YOU for being a friend.