I used to think blogging, Tweeting, Face-booking and other forms for social media were just a technological means to egocentric expression. However…
After my husband Bill and I went through the humbling experience at age 60-plus of being laid off, deemed unemployable, losing our home, declaring bankruptcy and moving from our dream home in Boise, Idaho to live with my mother in Sun City, Arizona, I have a new appreciation for this wonderful, mind-boggling medium.
Yes, it can be a means for egocentric expression (I mean really, who cares what you had for breakfast or the consistency of your daily dump – besides my mother, that is), but it’s also an amazing, cathartic release of frustration and a way to connect with others and share common experiences so you don’t feel so alone. And maybe, most importantly, it’s a way to remind me that God has a sense of humor and so should I.