A PIPn Movement
Ahhhhhhhhh! Enough is enough, already!
Over the past few months I’ve slowly watched my newsfeed evolve from announcements of babies and engagements and weddings to, instead, posts that are negative, unsupportive and, in some cases, just nasty. And I’m done with it. I’ve never contemplated removing myself from social media as much as I have in the past week.
I’ve watched articles and personal posts pop up on my timeline and have cried tears of both fear and compassion. Fear for the future of this world that my friends and family will grow in. Compassion for the people who have been affected by recent events and compassion for those who share my fears.
Many of us will never know the pain and anguish and fear that others are feeling right now, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t imagine what it would be like to be in their shoes. That doesn’t stop us from helping them to bear the weight of their troubles to show them compassion and kindness. Why is it that in time when we are all so connected to current events and “connected” to other people should anyone in this world feel so alone or afraid? They shouldn’t.
So, today, I’m putting my foot down and asking for you to help create a movement of kindness, compassion and humanity. Branching out to others with actions of love and hope.
A movement of action. A movement of PIP (positively impacting people). A movement of kindness. A movement of compassion. A movement of happiness.
A PIP for a PIP, if you will.
Starting today, anyone who uses the #PIPnAllOvertheWorld between now and next Monday will receive a PIP straight from the Palace. Post a picture of your PIP or any act of kindness or send your story to me in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No PIP is too big or too small to share. Please, I’m begging you to fill my inbox and newsfeed with fun, light-hearted, kind, positive stories and messages!
It’s easy for us to sit back and keep quiet about what’s going on, but that’s not what we were born to do. We are shakers and we are movers and we have a voice. A voice that matters. A voice that can stand up to all of the negativity and influence kindness in world where it is easier to throw shade. It is going to take like-minded people, like us, who pump love into this city and this world to push out all of hate.
Share this movement on your page. Share it with your friends, your family, your co-workers or the cashier at Kroger.