Tonight I got to teach someone about Twitter for a school assignment, and I left so pumped! Twitter is not even my favorite social media platform, but I honestly loved every moment! We met for an hour and I was able to ask a lot of questions that made her think, show her examples of others in her industry, and give her a crash course of the ends and outs of Twitter! I also showed her Periscope because I think it could be a useful tool for what she does (and Twitter owns them) she left excited and had fun!
After the meeting was over, I could feel the joy rushing through my body and I couldn’t stop smiling, I told William that I need to figure out a way to do what I just did full time because I absolutely loved it! I forgot how good it felt to do something I loved doing! Tonight was definitely a rekindling of a fire that was put out and I’m excited!
I want to go into organizations and teach them how to use social media for their benefit.
If I write it out it has to come to pass, right?!
So consider this my faith goal, and the beginning of something to come!
I am pretty sure that I’ve said this before but I will say it again partly because I needed to be reminded of it!
When you give God His time He will multiply yours!
It may not seem possible but trust me it is! I had a ton of things to do today and I wasn’t feeling too good this morning when it was time for me to get up. Actually the Lord woke me up with plenty of time to get things done but I just couldn’t will myself to get out of bed. I was tired… So I began to pray for Jesus to help me today and I made up my mind that I was going to do my longer devotional before I left for my internship this morning…
So I got up immediately got dressed (which never happens) read the devotional materials and my Bible, posted my thoughts on our Bible Study page and while I was doing that I was listening to the songs for a conference I will be dancing at next weekend to make sure I had all the steps down (which I do)! I was still able to take a picture and read my daily devotional that I post to twitter (follow me my handle is @terribell85 to receive these). I finished with enough time to grab some items for breakfast grab my belongings and head out… not only was I on time I arrived early to my internship where to my delight the day flew by I got home was able to eat lunch, practice my piano before my lesson later today do stuff for work and write this blog!!
I say all this because I know that I wouldn’t have been nearly as productive if I hadn’t first given God His time. It was only 20 minutes but it was purely devoted to Him and He in returned allowed me to get everything on my to do list taken care of and then some! I encourage you, if you struggle with getting everything on your list done, start your day off in the presence of our King Jesus! What little your give will be multiplied… It always is!
I was browsing my Twitter feed this morning when I came along this awesome article from Black and Married With Kids (@blackandmarried on twitter) about the 5 Black TV Wedding Moments We Couldn’t Wait To See… There was a clip from Living Single, Jamie Foxx, Martin, Good Times, and A Different World and most of them I could remember (Good Times is a little old even for me and I honestly don’t remember that episode)!
I remember being so happy for the characters on the show and even now watching the clips thinking man it was about time!!! Those characters had been through so much leading up to that day… but I guess they had to make it through so many seasons before they could marry off main characters because everyone knows that marriage changes things and I am sure that the writers were very aware that once they crossed that line, time was ticking until the show would be over.
Although those shows were incredible, especially compared to the shows out today. They still lacked a sense of righteousness. I grew up thinking you slept with and lived in the same apartment with your boyfriend or girlfriend and then you got married. I mean no wonder all of these “couples” had so many problems, it just wasn’t real life or maybe the problem was that in fact it was real life… I don’t know but what I do know is that I am glad that me and my husband did it differently, and that when we have children they will know what marriage is all about. They will be aware of what it means to have boundaries, and values and standards, and they will have a real life example of how to do marriage instead of relying on the TV couples to show them.
I know this may sound like I am beating up those TV shows but I’m not! I mean I really am grateful because at least they showed me that getting married was a possibility! They gave me hope that I could one day get married, and be a wife, that there was someone out there who loved me enough to make me his wife! And for that I am truly thankful. It may sound like I’m looking down on everyone who may have had the kind of relationship some of these characters had… and I’m NOT doing that either!! Everyone has a different way of doing things I just wanted to make the way I did things different as well. Regardless, TV is not real and I guess by me growing up I realize that now. But boy did they have some great wedding moments!
With that being said, here are two of my favorite clips from the article…
Yeah It may be hard to believe but connections with other people can happen anywhere! Sometimes it may be people you meet at work, or the grocery store at the local coffee shop and sometimes connections can happen on a social-media network like Facebook or Twitter.
I have made some great connections through all of these places and know that those relationships will continue to flourish even if it’s a continued note of encouragement!! I’m not saying that you have to go out and meet all of your Facebook and Twitter friends in person but I am saying keep an open mind and heart and enjoy the connections that you happen upon.
So for those of you who follow me on twitter or Facebook but mostly twitter, please consider this my formal apology for serial posting on your timeline… I had no idea that even if I opted not to post to Facebook or twitter that somehow you’d still have to see every where that I checked in to… I guess it just comes with the territory of discovery.
For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, foursquare is a social media tool that lets you “check in” to all the different places that you visit throughout your day. You can add tips for some of your favorite places as well as pictures. You can also see what your other friends are up to simply by adding them to your friends list. Every time you check into a place you get points and the person with the most points for a particular place becomes the “Mayor” of that place which I think is everyone’s secret goal!
It takes a few times to remember to check in especially if places don’t have that lovely sign to remind you to do so… but once you get the hang of it, it can become quite the adventure! I have recently won the “overshare” badge because I “checked in” to 10+ places within 12 hours however, in my defense it’s not my fault…
I had no idea that it would be so easy to earn badges and points and anyone who knows me knows I am very prize oriented! So I always want to check in. I mean the main reason why I even started in the first place was because I was tired of reminding my husband to check in everywhere (I could have been “Mayor” of at least two places by now)!!
So now that I have learned most of the ends and outs of foursquare I think I might keep it at least until I become “Mayor” of a few of my favorite places… or until I found a different social media tool to try out! Any suggestions on what I should try next?
In reality I am looking to try a ton of social media tools out so that when it comes to suggesting which tools to use for future clients (in the Public Relations field) who are looking to expand their reach I will be knowledgeable on most of them and can tell them which would be the right pick for their business. So I am definitely open to any and all suggestions.