Your Social Media Good Deed of the Day
Whilst people argue the value of social media in the 21st century (are we becoming enslaved to our technology, or are we luckier than ever before?), there are many many ways in which you can utilise social media to make someone’s day. So, here’s to your social media good deed of the day!
Instead of aimlessly scrolling through your Instagram feed, take a few seconds out and tell your friend how amazing they look rather than just thinking it. They’ve got a new outfit and you’re super jealous? Let them know!
Throw it Back
There are the dark sides to Facebook (why did I not delete the 2009 party pictures?!) but there’s always a gem to be found. Collect a selection of your most cringy photos and share for the world to see. You’ll cheer up (and scare) any of your friends who’s having a bad day for sure.
Catch up with an old friend
Today we are more connected than ever before, so as your good deed, re-connect with someone and make their day. Whether it’s an old school-mate who you fell out of contact with, or a close friend you haven’t seen in a while, dropping them a message will take a few minutes and make both of you feel better for it.
Brighten up a Morning
Who doesn’t like waking up to ‘Good Morning!’ messages? There’s a wealth of gems out there on the internet – just google cute cats – and drop something hilarious into your friend’s inbox. They’ll wake up and laugh, and you’ll feel great too as you get to search through the best of the videos on Facebook. Or if you know they’re not having the best of days at work, a little e-mail attachment will do the trick.
Twitter here is key – how often do you sit and read through what everyone is saying and talking about? Join in the conversation instead. Not only will you feel better for it, the other person will feel great for having their opinions listened to and replied to.
Now, not everyone has braved the step to have their family on their social media accounts, but if you do, it’s not hard to make someone’s day. Skype your Grandma and let her know you’re thinking of her, or drop your Uncle a message, or just have a look through their profiles and see how they’re doing and comment on their photos – just little things to make them smile.