I have more blog posts sitting in my drafts and ruminating in my brain than Imelda Marcus has shoes. While that may be an okay thing for many people it has become somewhat of an elephant in the room thing for me; you see I help people get started and connect on social media. I also help remove any fears or blocks they may have with regard to their online presence.
This morning, browsing through Facebook I saw Ailsa Piper’s post about her interview on the BBC produced by Maggie Ayre re Gracias A La Vida. You can listen here. I am an avid fan of Ailsa and first followed her on Facebook and then Instagram. Listening to the BBC interview and Ailsa’s love of walking I’m reminded of Lao Tsu’s quote
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
One step. Take the first step. So after listening to the wonderful BBC Radio 4 interview, I vowed to write this blog and press publish today! You know, just do it – take that first step. I also went through my photos looking for the right image – walking, taking steps etc and I found this image taken by my friend Amanda who is one of the Divines (more later). We stumbled across this little labyrinth at Yaralla Estate, Concord
As I write and upload this image I am reminded of when I finally met Ailsa. It was on 15 September at the Official Opening of the Sandstone Chartres Labyrinth built in Centennial Park, Sydney. The synchronicity continues.
I am one of the lucky ones and have made wonderful connections with people via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. My blog will be about the synchronicity and connections I make with others via social media; and how best to do so.
So Gracias A La Vida – thanks to the life. Thanks to the life that has given me so much. I note that today is Thanksgiving Day – a good day to press Publish!
A couple of days ago on my Facebook Page, I put up a post about giving thanks and Dr Robert Emmons. Dr Emmons’ research shows that gratitude has the power to heal and transform lives. Gratitude journals can be visual and he says Instagram and other social media platforms can be an effective way of journaling ones gratitude by loading images daily and thus a practice of gratitude is imbedded. I also find on Instagram there is less traffic then say Twitter, and so any engagement can be quite effective and prominent. I now encourage people to start to using Instagram for personal and business.
Gracias A La Vida. And you – what are you grateful for? For me, right now, it’s I am getting started on my blog.