In the current age of the “social revolution” ideas, trends, and news are spread instantaneously with the click of a button. We see a plethora of self-aggrandizing “selfies”, horrible news about things happening here in the U.S. and abroad, simple memes that make us all laugh, and wonderful stories of hope that touch our hearts. The world is changing through social media and people are now being connected much easier than before. So much so, that the next big star can become an overnight sensation just by posting a simple video on YouTube. The power of social media is exciting yet overwhelming at times, especially to a child who is being cyber-bullied. The challenge, on a daily basis, is to use this power for the greater good. So how can we do that? Perhaps, by using the following picture as a guide to post by.
The statistics below show just how massive the impact of social media is. We all want to stay informed and attached in some way to the people and causes near and dear to our hearts. Here at The WARM Place, we believe that no child should ever have to grieve alone. There is power in numbers and in the experiences of others who have walked the path of grief before us. Through social media, we can help bring the healing of The WARM Place to others that we would never know about us if it weren’t for social media.
Social media is the new “word of mouth”. If you are a volunteer, family, donor, or are connected through any degree of separation, would you help us create a “social revolution for healing”? If you have experienced any sort of trial or loss, you can certainly understand the unintentional heartache social media can bring when everyone is posting happy pictures with their friends and families. Why not bring an oasis of hope to someone who is struggling with grief…a part of life that affects each and every one of us. You can do this in 3 simple steps;
1. “Like” our Facebook or “Follow” us on Twitter
2. Share this blog on your own page or send the link through an email to friends
3. When sharing, include some of your own personal experiences with The WARM Place to engage your audience and ask them to also “like” and “share” our page.
You never know what impact you can have on a person’s life by giving them access to a place of healing.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, and for using your social media power to change someone’s life…we salute you!
-Maria Montes, Volunteer Coordinator