Friday, August 30, 2013

Facebook Friday


A couple of weeks ago, the hostess of Five Question Friday decided to hang up the question marks and call the whole thing off.  That left me without a theme for the day and wondering what I’d use to fill the spot.  Well, at least for today, I’ve decided to try out the idea of Facebook Friday.

Like most people (I assume), I’ve got a Facebook feed full of all sorts of pictures, motivational thoughts, snarky cartoons, videos, links to websites, and offers to buy stuff.  Oh, and every now and then, my friends actually post something about themselves and their lives, though it can be easy to overlook amid all the other stuff.  Still, I have to admit that even though I scroll pretty quickly through some of the random stories on my page, I do take the time to look at quite a bit of them.  Sometimes, clicking a link leaves me feeling like I’ve just spent a couple of minutes of life I’ll never get back, but sometimes, every once in a while, something on Facebook really resonates with me.

And that’s what Facebook Friday is about:  something that came to me via my social media feed that made me laugh, cry, think, feel—just something that meant something to me in the moment and made my day a little better than it had been.  I don’t know how often I might want to visit the theme, but this week there was definitely something that deserves sharing.

This story is simple—a 96 year old man lost his wife and wanted to honor her memory, and some decent folks found a way to help him do just that.  Spend ten minutes with Fred and Sweet Lorraine; I think you’ll be glad you did.  Though, if you’re like me, it might be good to keep a tissue handy.