by Shannon Milholland, Social Media Director
My desire is for my birthday to be a celebration of life because I approach everyday with the expectation of finding extraordinary in the ordinary. Can one use social media to turn a birthday into a celebration? Absolutely!
If someone posts on your Facebook wall and you haven't seen them in a bit, ask how they are. Use Twitter to ask a thought-provoking question and ask for the answer, as your "present". Utilize questions to turn the focus back on others.
Traditionally, birthdays are an opportunity for wishes. I use social media to be thankful for others. Whether I type or whisper my gratitude in my heart, I send up thanksgiving. I allow myself to wonder at a life this blessed and ponder how this ordinary life can impact others.
Let Someone Else Sit in the Birthday Chair
I asked my friend, Patti, to blog for me today. Not only did I get a break on my birthday but I got to step aside in humility and let someone else shine on "my" day. It is much more fun to let another sit in the birthday chair.
The next time your birthday rolls around, consider throwing an online party filled with questions, gratitude and humility. Sing the birthday song as loud as you can and remember the final word is you not me.