Dancing in Gratitude

Sigh…

After an all around bad day, filled with bad news for our family, I found myself internalizing these negative thoughts. I needed to hold a strong front for my babies. (Okay, they range from 13 to 3, so they’re not babies but I welcomed them into this fascinating world and to me they are walking miracles.) I continued to harbor those negative feelings within. I was clearly having problems with my internal volume control, so I reached out. All I did was send a simple tweet to my Social Media Girlfriends using their hash tag. It wasn’t directed toward anyone in particular, it was just a little cry for support. I walked away, feeling a little better for releasing some of my internal negative dialogue.

I tended to the kids, folded a couple of towels, filled a glass with milk, and watched my daughter twirl in the three skirts she had just put on. It was all in all, just another precious day. But still the bad news was hanging over my head, like a villain waiting to attack my “non-superheroish” (if that’s even a word) cape.

There was a long silence until my three year old danced in with my phone…

I looked at in complete and utter AWE… it was lighting up with tweets of support, diva dust, hugs, and encouraging words from my social media girlfriends. I started crying. It was the good kind of cry, the one that pats you on your back, taps into your heartstrings and places a quilt of calm to protect you. I honestly couldn’t believe the support out there in social media world, but it’s not surprising from a group of simply fabulous and inspiring women.

Tweets of Support

Tweets of Support

It was a VIRTUAL social media GIRLFRIEND hug. It came from all areas of the country, of the world. It was a moment of clarity, of support, of friendship, and I physically felt it.

In the words of #smgirlfriends, the #diva dust was tossed out for more support. It was as if a magic wand passed over me to ignite my strength to carry on. My social media girlfriend #divashield was officially up to tackle the problem. It is amazing how three hash tags, and a multitude of supportive 140 character tweets simply changed my life, especially on this bad day. For that I am TRULY grateful for Dabney Porte and the fantastic group of Social Media Girlfriends. You all LIFTED me up with words of encouragement. THIS is how the POWER of Social Media should be used.

Thank you, friends…from the bottom of my heart. Today you gave me wings (in the words of our dear friend Dabney) to “SPARKLE and SOAR!”

Dancing in Gratitude with Love,
Pam McCormick (aka @Dancinmoma)

6 thoughts on “Dancing in Gratitude

  1. Paaaammmm!!!!!!!!!! You ARE a DAILY gift of love and happiness to all those you surround! Your family and friends are SO blessed to have you~ You are a blessing to me~ When we share FUUUNNNN times on twitter you ALWAYS make my heart/soul smile BIG!!!! Thank you for being the SHINING STAR you are! With gratitude, xo, Steph~

    • Oh Steph!!!! Thank you so much. 🙂 YOUR words shine bright in my heart and many out there in the social media world. It’s been a true pleasure to get to know you and share our passion for positivity. Keep shining girly!!!

  2. This is a great post and I love hearing how social media actually has a positive outcome since it usually gets a bad reputation. I love my smgirlfriends and miss the daily chat sessions. I am unable to attend due to my son being home with me now. I am having to juggle getting work done and teaching him. It is a great opportunity for the both of us and I love having him to myself for a few hours.

    I hope everything gets better and just send me a tweet anytime you need to talk. 😉 #smgirlfriends

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