“That girls does not deserve all the attention she gets”. “How can she be so annoying, I really hate it when she talks in her videos.” “That guy looks so gay in his latest blog post.” These are only a few of the comments I have read on social media lately. They were not directed towards me but still got me upset. I have been a victim of online bullying myself, several years ago, and I do not want others to go trough the same thing I did.
“Throw kindness around like confetti”
Unique and special
But I am not going to sit here and tell you about that miserable experience. There might be a time and place for that, maybe one day. But not now. I want to turn this post into a positive thing. Just like more people should be online, when using social media. We are all people. We are all unique and special. Everybody is beautiful in their own way. Nobody is normal and you should not always stick to the norm.
Instead of immediately posting “gosh, her eyes are so far apart” , just think about it for a second before you press send. Take a step back and think about who could be reading that. Would you want to read that on social media if someone said that about you? No, probably not. Unless you have a very thick skin, you will get hurt. Why would you want to do that to someone else?
“Be the reason that someone smiles today”
So instead of saying something potentially hurtful, make people smile. It will have a positive effect on you as well. There is nothing better that ‘seeing’ someone smile and knowing you did that, you made something positive happen. Tweet, pin or post more happy things. It will not only make you feel better but it will brighten someone else’s day as well.
Right now, take a moment and do something good for another person. Be positive and let the happiness shine. There already is enough sadness and hatred for us to read online.
We need more happy stories.
So, take a moment and make someone smile!