Monday, June 7, 2010
Please Don't Jump
If I have seemed a little absent lately it is because I have been rather overwhelmed by the response to the group I started on Facebook: Please Don't Jump. I read the secret Saturday night and I just couldn't brush my teeth and go to bed and do nothing.
So I started a group. It's gotten a little big. 26 thousand 2 hundred and 89 members as I type this.
It took me all of five minutes. I figured maybe a thousand people would join (and that was me being optimistic). ]I have to say, it was so gratifying to read one of Sunday's Secrets and finally be able to DO SOMETHING.
When I saw the secret I saw a person calling out for help to the whole world via Post Secret. Now the whole world appears to be calling back with words of love, encouragement, and even places to sleep! Seriously, I've lost count of how many times I have seen people offer their "couches" on the wall.
Some people have even posted their phone numbers. What strikes me is: these people are serious. They are seriously offering this person a place to stay! I just started a Facebook group. That's it. And yet people keep sending me messages telling me how wonderful I am. I don't know. I'm not offering my couch. I'm not posting my phone number. I am not Frank Warren of Post Secret . It's actually a little awkward and overwhelming everyone THANKING me. I don't understand it, to be perfectly honest. There are so many people who have done so much more.
All I did was start something. It was easy. I did not do the hard thing. I am not a volunteer for 1-800-SUICIDE. I am not one of the people who has gone on a hunger strike for the dream act.
I just made a group. The 26 thousand people who have joined have made the difference.
--All I wanted was for the person who wrote the secret to notice the group and NOT jump. And you know what? I think he/she will definitely notice!!!