Hello Dear Ones!
For a woman who, back in November of 2009, was behind the times in internet technology and who didn’t want to be connected in any way shape or form through the internet (other than e-mail) with others who merely seemed to share their daily activities, complain about the lot of their lives and saw little humour or joy in their daily existence, I’ve come a long way.
A major thank you to my son Nick for his soft insistence that I get involved in this internet technology. He got Mike and I set up and started. Nick’s teachings and suggestions have been invaluable and bang on! He saw this as an extension of what I was (and we were) already doing – journaling and interacting with others of like mind and heart. He was so very right!
A major thank you also to my husband Mike for his technical knowledge and persistence in making all of this come together for us. Nick got us set up and started and Mike flew with all that has pulled together what we have and do now here on our website and throughout the Ethernet.
Today I am a blogger and proud of it. I write regularly and am an active participant in both the Facebook and the Twitter worlds. The Twitter community, for me, has become the central focus of my days – and it is a true delight in my life.
Twitter is more than I had ever imagined it could be. Because there is a 140 characters or less limit (and that includes spaces and punctuation) it is a brief interlude of time to get into it. Short bursts of communication from you. Short bursts of response back. Nothing time consuming unless, like me, you get to being a follower of a larger number of people. In that case it can take a while longer as you’ll want to read and savour every gem. For me they are and continue to be just that – gems! (I have my twitter world set up on TweetDeck as a way of compiling all my incoming messages. One easy view. Everything on one page. Love it!)
Rather than the petty day-to-day grocery list entries I expected to observe, the 60+ people I follow on Twitter are intelligent, wise, and spiritual – each one a multi-dimensional, powerful and inspiring being! Our interactions are always uplifting, encouraging, educational, and inspirational. It is a joy to be a part of that culture!
Appreciations to each and every one of my Twitter Family – for your attention to life and living in its truest, deepest and richest form. It is a great pleasure to be involved with you on such a powerful level of interaction.
And the past week, also through Twitter, I have been introduced to short poetry bursts of creativity – called micropoetry. It is quickly becoming a simple and addictive pastime. I speak more about micropoetry and other such creative venues through Twitter in my Wednesday, March 24th‘s Poetry Corner.
If you have thought of becoming involved with Twitter and haven’t yet taken the first step to do so, come check me out at @tomarciamae. I can introduce you to some amazing people who will challenge and delight you with their wit, wisdom, and gentleness of spirit. My posts on Twitter will give you the chance to find folks to follow of your own choosing and to add to those who might follow you as well! It’s a journey worth taking!
Here are a few examples of some of my favourite Tweets:
“Time is fleeting – don’t hold back your heart.” ~ Ezra
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” ~ Mark Twain
“What keeps us from joining the dance the dust particles do?” ~ Rumi
“With every breath I plant the seeds of devotion. I am a farmer of the heart.” ~ Rumi
“Whenever you are conscious of the breath, you are absolutely present.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” ~ Joseph Campbell
Hopefully some of the above will tempt you to want more …
In Light and Laughter, and with a Twittering heart …