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Dawning of New Social Media Networking Circles!!

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Once there was¬†a time when you turned on your computer and the words, “you’ve got mail!” were a source of excitement, breaking the monotony of the daily grind.¬† Then with the advent of¬†Facebook the new message that set your pulse racing was “you have a friend request.”¬† Didn’t it make¬†you feel good when you received the message on your Facebook profile page,¬†“(insert a friend’s name here) has accepted your friend request?”¬† Be honest, you were one of those social media types that kept track of how many friends you accumulated!¬† We all did it!¬† It made us feel good that others wanted to know what we were thinking, view our pictures, and our posts.¬† Then along comes Twitter hot on Facebook’s heels, and now you could tweet your thoughts in less than 140 characters! Amazing!¬† You were also able to be¬†Twitter buddies with celebrities, famous authors, anyone in the Twittersphere!¬† Your¬†were filled¬†with pride, when you received tweets from famous celebrities¬†and television personalities, and you were able to view their personal photos giving you a more intimate glimpse into the world of the rich and famous!¬† Blogs were next to gain popularity among the public with people writing opinions, promotions, posting pictures of their children and pets doing cute and crazy things.¬† The advent of¬†YouTube only further enhanced the blogging experience since bloggers were able to upload and reshare¬†videos to their sites.¬† Now enter Google+ which is rapidly overtaking the social media world! ¬†Now the message you receive is no longer for friend requests, but states “____has added you to their circles!”¬† Yes Google+ has cornered the market when it comes to categorizing your followers into neat groups called circles!¬† You have the¬†option¬†to share information with specific¬† circles, for instance if you have a writing piece you wish to share you might only reshare¬†it with your circles that include writers, authors, publishers, and freelancers.¬† Since the start of 2014 the increase in¬†creating and sharing circles filled with followers numbering in the hundreds, has started taking the G+ community by storm!¬† I must admit, I’m right in the mix, sharing circles, creating my own circles, and¬†enjoying the opportunity to ¬†meet people from all over the world! ¬†Google+ members seem to¬†have a very¬†positive, mind-set among them. ¬†The members¬†found all over the world refer to each other as friends and¬†exhibit a sense of comradre¬†with fellow members who they may never in their lives get to meet face to face!¬† It’s a wonderful thing to see!¬†These friendly attitudes are refreshing¬† and inspiring, helping to¬†create positive bonds between individuals on this social media platform.¬† I’m not saying there aren’t wonderful people and relationships to be¬†created on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, WordPress blogs, and various other sites, this would be untrue. However, ¬†I’m simply noting that with the creation of¬†the many circles shared¬†among Google+ users, no one seems to be¬†alienated, or¬†judged based on their appearance or job status.¬† Social media overall is a wonderful way to make connections with magnificent, interesting people throughout the world.¬† It allows those who wouldn’t otherwise have access, to network with those higher up individuals in their respective fields.¬† Right now G+¬†appears to be leading the pack when it comes to networking¬†due to the large number of individuals sharing circles consisting of 500+ members or more!¬† ¬†What will be the next¬†way to ¬†connect people via social media?¬† I can hardly wait to find out what the future has in store for us all!

 

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Darkened Sunshine
By Jennifer L Roche

Once bright in appearance, now hue has diminished,
clouds dense like fog, envelope the sky.
No glimmer of light can invade these fluffy giants,
consuming all that stands in their path.
No thin ray of sunshine,
can penetrate this solid wall.
Try though it may, sun appears unable to permeate this barrier,
a dominating obstacle, overtaking the world above.
Sun refuses to concede to defeat, pushing repeatedly at its oppressor,
begrudgingly, dark clouds give way to the persistant attitude, that refuses to back down.
Emerging briefly, victorious in battle,
is the circular shaped winner, towering over the Earth.
Its glow creates a rainbow of colors,
visible through the dark void overhead.
Proof positive that insistance,
vanquishes darkness, creating victory. Constantly battling to maintain its rightful position,
this golden orb inspires within oneself, the yearning to fight for happiness in life!

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She’s always been there for you since the moment you were born.¬† Growing up she was the one who kissed all your boo boos, placed special inspirational notes in your lunchbox, and made you feel like you were the world to her.¬† She attended special events throughout your life, was your biggest fan and source of encouragement as a child,¬† yet allowed you to experience all of ¬†life’s offerings, and to learn from your mistakes.¬† She was there to inspire you to dream, to achieve,¬† to reach for that brass ring in life!¬† She offered comfort to your wounded young soul, when the world didn’t realize how unique and special you were.¬† Growing up, you wanted to be just like her, trying on her high heels, and acting grown up.¬† She was your idol at five years old.

In your teenage years your mom’s role became that of an advisor for your young, careless mind.¬† She gave advice on situations ranging from false friends, to mending broken hearts.¬† She had been there before and imparted her wisdom gained from experience to you.¬† She became a confidante, for a blossoming teenager, struggling to make sense of the world.¬† She supported your choices, allowing you to find your own path in life, celebrating your accomplishments, and offering you a shoulder to lean on when life took an unexpected turn.¬† She was front and center,¬† supporting your various interests, and usually driving you to lessons and practice since you didn’t drive until you were seventeen!¬†ūüôā¬† Her faith in you was unwavering,¬†glowing with pride at the woman you were becoming.

Upon entering adulthood your mom took on yet another role, that of friend.¬† When something occurred in your life, good or bad, she was the first person you called.¬† Every joy, every¬†setback,¬†she took in never judging, only offering a kind ear to listen to your triumphs and troubles.¬† My mom, my friend, is still my hero as a grown woman because she has the ability¬†to still make a grey sky seem blue.¬† She is able to right my world, when things seem bleakest,¬†by uttering only a few worlds of encouragement.¬† While we are separated¬†by miles now, when I pick up the phone to talk to her, I am transported¬†back beside her again.¬† Distance doesn’t¬† dull the connection we have, nor does time apart change how¬†I feel about our relationship!¬† No matter what happens in my life, I know I can always count on her support, love, and guidance to see me through whatever life throws at me!¬† ¬†¬†Looking back on my life, I see how much my mother influenced the person I have become today.¬† Because of her quiet caring, and ability to let me become the person I was meant¬†to be,¬† my life has been my own.¬† The ultimate act of love between a mother and her child is to teach them enough so that they may fly off one day on their own, caring with them the love and lessons imparted to them by their mom.¬† My mom has taught me a lot about life, people, and the world, someday I hope to impart her teachings to future generations!¬† Until then I know she will be here for me when needed, which is why my mom is still my hero today!

Thank you for all your guidance and love mom!:)

 

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     When you’re five years old, he’s the man who checks for monsters under your bed, makes you smile when you skin your knee, and would give you the world if he could!  You’re his little princess, the person for whom he’d move Heaven and Earth to keep safe.  He’s your father, your hero, the first man you’ll ever love, all embodied in one.  A man who would never break your heart, but will return the love you shower upon him twofold. 

     Through the years as you grow up, he’ ll be your biggest cheerleader, attending all your sporting events, ballet recitals, and school plays.  For him, work comes second, family is his priority. He realizes life moves quickly, placing importance on enjoying the little things, those once in a lifetime moments, with the ones you love most. 
     He serves as your rock growing up, applauding your successes, comforting you during trying times. As you enter  adulthood, knowledge dawns, making you realize how much your dad sacrificed, in order to create a wonderful, memorable childhood for you and your siblings.  Your admiration for your hero deepens, and you begin to see him through a new perspective.  You start to observe the similarities between the two of you, adamantly feeling he can still do no wrong in your eyes, even as you grow up.

     With the passage of years, you treasure the bond between father and daughter more intensely. Your relationship with your childhood hero, your dad, is seen as an unbreakable connection untainted by the passage of time.  This beautiful connection is one that cannot be experienced with any other person you encounter. In your eyes he will forever be your superman, your father, the first man to ever hold you in his arms, and forever your hero!

Thank you for always being there for me dad! ūüôā

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