Motivational Monday for Social Media

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by Patricia Feager, 10/1/18

 

 

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

--- Henry David Thoreau

 

Happy Monday! My daughter sent me a photo of herself in the Swiss Alps yesterday and her picture reminded of a meaningful quote by Henry David Thoreau. As the receiver of this photograph, I see my daughter cares about me. How many times do people take photos that seems meaningless, i.e., cup of coffee, a plate of vegetables, fruit, or desert, etc. Posting various digital photos are a common trend on Instagram, Facebook, and other Social Media Platforms. People are taking advantage of digital photos and sharing with others. But the question I ask is, does the object, picture, place, or thing really matter at all to other people, and if it does, does it have a real meaning that goes even deeper?

 

What matters most to me are the following:

  • Having a meaningful relationship with others, especially family members.
  • Being a part of the experience because you were there or with this person.
  • Knowing that the person who sent it holds a special place in your heart.
  • Communication - the sender wants you to know, they are thinking of you.

 

Social Media is important. When it comes to family or business relationships, building and maintaining solid relationships is critical. No matter what separates you, for example mountains, rivers, oceans, or being busy with work, developing open communication to let others know, no matter what's going on in your life, you still have time for them and that you respect them is what keeps the bond you have together stronger than ever. They say, a picture is worth a thousand words... I say, the quality of relationships must remain strong. 

 

Patricia Feager, 10/1/18

 

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Norma J. Elkins
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Awe great post for a Monday ... thanks for sharing!

Oct 01, 2018 05:49 AM #1
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Good Morning Norma J. Elkins - Thank you! I hope life is good in Morriston, TN and that you have a lovely day.

Oct 01, 2018 05:52 AM #2
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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WOW!  What a powerful image Patricia Feager - The backdrop and the contemplation is mesmerizing. Thoreau's quote is so important for us to remember. Thank you!

Oct 01, 2018 06:45 AM #3
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Joe Pryor
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I have become so social media fatigued that it makes you want real relationships even more,.

Oct 01, 2018 06:51 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning,  Patricia- - -good motivational message(and a wonderful quote too) for a Monday (good for anyday) .

Oct 01, 2018 06:59 AM #5
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Patricia Feager,

I love Thoreau's quote and your message because you are so right..its all about the relationships shared and maintained.

Oct 01, 2018 07:00 AM #6
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - My daughter sent me several photographs yesterday from her hike through the Swiss Alps. This one got me thinking and provided the incentive to get a message across that I felt was important for all. Thank you, for letting me know it resonated with you. I thought the quote fit perfect with her photograph too.

Henry David Thoreau always has been a favorite of mine. Taking my kids to the mountains when they were young is something I did to introduce them to the harmony that must exist between nature and nurturing loved ones, including yourself. It's a lesson, neither one of my children ever forgot. 

I love hearing your family stories too and how important mountains and traveling means to them too. May you have a wonderful day.

Oct 01, 2018 08:22 AM #7
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Joe Pryor - in not so many words as you expressed, I just got off the phone 4 minutes ago with my seller who relocated to be closer to mountains where she can't get all the channels she received on local Dallas stations. Which of course, she doesn't miss at all, and rarely, if ever turns on a T.V. or checks Social Media or the Internet. She shared how much healthier she is now that she has removed herself from all that.

Yes! Having meaningful relationships cements the bond between the people we choose to stay close to and that really, truly does matter most. 

Oct 01, 2018 08:27 AM #8
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Michael Jacobs - May we make a habit of exercising our mind with independent thinking, centered on values and priorities that make the most sense while opening up our world to the possibilities of enriched deep and meaningful associations with people, places and things that truly matter. 

I wish you well always!

Oct 01, 2018 08:31 AM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Although trips to the beach are my very favorite, trips to the mountains always seem to prompt inspiration. That's has to be an special picture for you from your daughter.

Oct 01, 2018 08:31 AM #10
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - Thank you! I wake up everyday believing people matter more than the type of food I eat or mundane activies that are simply routine. 

I love that I have a great relationship with my son and daughter and that we keep our private conversations private from the rest of the world. I know that family is important to you too.

Have a great day!

Oct 01, 2018 08:34 AM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat - I sincerely appreciate your comment and I know how valuable your family members are to you too. I honestly can't think of the last time I spent on the beach, but I know exactly where I was the first time I saw the ocean and that was when my son and daughter were little children and they were with me. The same is true for our first experience seeing and climbing mountains. I am so proud to know they make it part of their life time experiences and even though I may not be with them, they still think of me and the same is true, vice- versa.

Geometrically speaking, I planted seeds into their heads about shapes, size, heights, and I was responsible for contributing to ideas for them to solve problems whenever we hiked in the mountains. Subsequently, they both became independent problem-solvers and they go more frequently to the mountains than me. But, I'm proud to say they stay connected. It's photos like this that really, really makes a difference to me.

May you continue to have an array of special memories with your family members too.  

 

Oct 01, 2018 08:43 AM #12
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Patricia,

Lovely photo of your daughter.  We limit our social media to family privately, and business .  And Friday's news that FB had 50 million accounts hacked is not a good reflection on the whole concept...Just my opinion.  I am happy when our family sends pictures by text or email also.  Enjoy October.  A

Oct 01, 2018 09:33 AM #13
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Thank you for the lovely comment on my daughter. I greatly appreciate it, very much.

Yes! Friday's news on recent hacks by FB is absolutely horrible. Respectfully, I agree with your opinion and shy away from FB too. Family and dear friends  who I hold close and dear to my heart are the ones I always enjoy hearing from personally without making it public. 

May October be full of happy surprises for you. I am wishing you best wishes too. 

Oct 01, 2018 10:00 AM #14
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Brian England
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I am with you and treasure strong relationships!  Amazing picture of your daughter, I would have loved to see what she is seeing in that picture!

Oct 01, 2018 10:52 AM #15
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Patricia that is an amazing picture of your daughter.  You would never get me up on that rock, that high up.  Nope not me

Oct 01, 2018 03:16 PM #16
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Brian England - I think we share similar values. I'm glad you like the photograph of my daughter. She was hiking in the Swiss Alps with her husband. I've done that with them several times in the past and she might be looking down at glacier waters. It's so beautiful summer, spring and winter. I have never been there in the Fall. You would love it!

Oct 01, 2018 04:39 PM #17
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George Souto - Unfortunately, she saw me do it when she was young but those were just the Appalachian Mountains and not the Alps! Of course, over time, I changed my mind and I don't climb that high anymore. 

Oct 01, 2018 04:41 PM #18
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It is a beautiful photo and so glad you can feel the love she is sending you. I know you had a great time being with her earlier this year. You will have to go back really soon.

Oct 01, 2018 06:37 PM #19
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Hi Patricia Feager: What a great photo of someone taken by the beauty of nature.  Yes, we all take many many photos with our cell phones but do not really spend the time, as before social media and digital pix, to recall the moment and look closely at the detail.  The Thoreau quote is relevatory. Very nice.  Great to have your kids send you back mementos like this and yes, communication that is heartfelt is the best.  Thanks very much.

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