It’s about time y’all! It’s Grateful Friday. I’m sharing what I am grateful for today. Please feel free to share what you are grateful for. I want to encourage people to find something that they are grateful for. Even when your day purely sucks. I would love for you to try something that brought you joy that day. The day can’t be all bad. I personally find it therapeutic to find something positive that happened in my day. I am working on not focusing on negativity. If something happens that is negative I try to deal with it and then move on.
Social media over the years has kind of gotten a bad rep for so many things. But for me it has brought me some connections. Not that I haven’t had any bad experiences. I learned from those experiences. I learned what not to do on social media. So now I try to use it to my advantage.
- Friendships: I have gotten some great connections from social media. The greatest thing I have gotten were some great friends. Some of these friends I have not even met in real life but they are truly dear to me. They encourage me and motivate me. I credit one friend for getting me to work out more. She started working out again and has ran some marathons. She is amazing. She also shares great vegan recipes. Now I don’t if I could give up meat 100% but the recipes that she shares lets me know I can go meatless ever so often. Another friend has lost over 100lbs. This was all her own work. No surgery no pills. She is also vegan. She looks amazing. Not only has she also been apart of me working out more she has me working on embracing myself more and boosting my own confidence. No matter what her weight was she was always a confident woman. She also got me into thrifting.
- Motivation: One of my dearest friends currently I met via social media. She is a blogger as well and I learned so much from her. She too has helped me come out my shell more by encouraging me to be myself on my blog. I have met so many bloggers on social media that are amazing. Most have been so great and have me working harder. Seeing their successes makes me work harder. I used to be jealous at first. Now I know I have to do my own work and what s meant for me is meant for me. I enjoy following along with the trips they take. Like recently many bloggers I follow went to a conference called Disney Social Media Mom Conference. No need to be jealous when they earned it. But they do encourage me to keep going, work harder, and to try new things. They make me want to do better.
- New places to go: Social media is a great way to find new places to visit. I can tell you how many hiking adventures we’ve been on that we came across on social media.
If I hadn’t been on social media I don’t think I would have met any of the great people that I have met. I would probably still be in my own little bubble so I am definitely grateful for social media. What are you grateful for this Friday?