My heart is hugging you! <3

Hug a friend with your heart Mary Kate Kopec

Sometimes all it takes is Liking or Hearting (or acknowledging in whichever way is appropriate) our friend’s posts – letting them know we are there with them and for them.  That they are not alone.  That we care, and we care about them!

I was recently reading about how Facebook makes people (its users) sad or depressed.  There are apparently A LOT of studies that show this.  And to be honest, I have been one of these people.  But I’ve learned, and I have PINKness to share!!!

I think most of us fall prey at some point to the “Liking Game.”  We post, and we wait to see who likes it.  How many will like it.  … How many will like me and what I share?  And somehow this Liking Game gets translated into a form of self-worth.  And that’s where I think we go wrong.

It’s easy to forget that Facebook’s algorithms only permit around 15% of our peeps to see what we post.  And who knows how that 15% gets spilled out across the day?  My guess is whatever it takes to keep us logged in, or logging back in, so that they can keep feeding us advertisement.  But that’s only part of it.  Then there’s “fake news” (WTF???) and the politics and all celebrity deaths.  And other sad or un-fun posts.

When I came back in December (after …  you know … my abominable year), I decided to fully own my SQUEEness and PINKness.  While I was away, I got lots of messages telling me how all my happy posts were so very much missed.  So I’m full-on PINK now.  :0)  And I’m hoping my loving, happy, big, PINK, SQUEE heart will bring you smiles and brighten your day!!!

I’ve learned our community is what we make it.  We can’t control all the negativity, but we can be positive.  We can support one another.  We can be the PINK SQUEE Heart that loves and encourages and smiles and shares goodness.  I hope you will join me in being a Big PINK SQUEE Heart!  Sometimes all it takes is Liking or Hearting (or acknowledging in whichever way is appropriate) our friend’s posts – letting them know we are there with them and for them.  That they are not alone.  That we care, and we care about them!

You, my most beautiful wonderful lovely happy SQUEE-Peeps, are sunshine in my day!  Thank you with all the PINKness and SQUEEness in my Heart!!!

Love and Hugs,

Mary Kate  :0)

4 thoughts on “My heart is hugging you! <3

  1. Ah Facebook.

    I know biz page posts are 15%. Friend posts can be more or less. It stops showing posts from people you don’t interact with and shows lots of posts from people you do. I’m sure there is an article with a better idea on THAT little algorithm.

    Happy you are being true to yourself! You’ll attract the right people for you.

    • Whatever the itty bitty bit, it seems like for making people feel a little more loved, it could be more. And as is, isn’t really concerned about making people feel loved. Which to me is sad.

    • Awwwww, thank you B! I am always so happy to see you stopping by. It’s wonderful chatting with you … even if from a zillion miles away and through posts. Better than nothing. :0) <3

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