Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Tweet Goes On

Sonny and Cher's song, The Beat Goes On, immediately popped into my head as I sat down to write this post.

The beat goes on,
the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da
lyrics: Sonny Bono
recorded by: Sonny & Cher


I was thrilled (I still am) to have an article I wrote published on Darren Rowse's blog - www.twitip.com. (For those who don't know,
I consider Darren to be one of the "Oprahs" of Twitter.)

It wasn't until about two weeks later that I searched my name in Google and came up with the following:

The tweet does go on.

It makes me feel great to know that some people saw value in what I wrote.

As I went through this experience, it became apparent to me that not everyone gets to learn how they have impacted someone's life. Sometimes, even a friendly smile is enough to let another person know you care - you've seen them and have acknowledged their presence.

There is a "reverberational effect" that takes place when you perform a genuine act of caring. The recipient benefits, as do you. Your heart rhythms respond by smoothing out. The more orderly they become, the better it is for your own emotional, mental and physical health. This means you are better equipped to handle the stressful situations in your life.

When you feel great, performance improves, as does efficiency. You'll discover that it takes less energy to go about your day. When you have more energy, life improves, not only for yourself, but also for those around you.


The heart keeps sending a signal to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da

How have someone's kind words or actions made a difference to you?
What note did you receive that made you feel great?

Action: Take the time and look for someone to thank this week. You may just find what you're looking for!

Beautiful image courtesy of: Duchessa


5 comments:

  1. Read the article and thought it was very interesting (especially the part about some people thinking it's all about the numbers and sometimes following over 100,000 people.. their Twitter must be flooded with messages).

    So thank you for sharing, I enjoyed reading this.

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  2. Woensel, a big "astablief" (thanks) to you for your comments!

    Looking forward to future tweets!

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  3. Marianna, you will see in my blog some visitors who are perhaps much younger than my son. These people bring in a freshness into my life by acknowledging me, respecting me and participating in a very important way in my passion. I get inspired by them and try to live up to their expectations.

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  4. Ramana , I'm sure that it goes both ways.

    I'm curious, was your home the one where everyone congregated when your son was young?

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  5. Oh yes indeed. Sometimes, there were children at the bottom of the pile and great grand parents at the top or vice versa if you would prefer.

    Even now, hardly a day passes by without some guests dropping in to meet one of us. Sometimes, it gets quite hectic too. It helps that my son lives with us and works out of our home!

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