Monday, April 12, 2010
Day Eight - Use Facebook for Something Positive
So what does my ARK have to do with facebook? I decided to use this vehicle today to reach out to a person who I was acquaintances with in high school and now am friends with on facebook. You see, I have dozens and dozens of high school people on my friend's list, but I actually didn't know them well in high school and after thirty years, can't even imagine what we would have in common now. I thought that was a sad fact. I shouldn't have been so self-absorbed and shallow in high school--I should have taken the time to really get to know people and I should have stayed in touch with those I cared for. Today, I decided to pick an obscure friend and post a comment to them remembering something significant and nice about them from school. I thought it would be difficult, but when I got out my high school yearbook and looked at the pictures and things people had written to me, a lot of very happy memories came flooding in. It was a nice trip down memory lane, and the person I wrote to on facebook seemed genuinely pleased that I had remembered these nice things about her. I hope I made her feel good--I know it made me feel good and wish I had paid more attention to her thirty years ago!