REACHING OUT VIRTUALLY
by Sue Graber
I LOVE VIRTUAL
If you're like me, you probably remember growing up and watching your mom and grandma sending out cards of encouragement and celebration to people in their family, neighborhood and church on a regular basis.
CARD SHOWERS were quite common. Our local radio station and newspaper still announces card showers to celebrate milestone birthdays and anniveraries in their community. It's a way to keep people bound together.
It helps keep relationships intact, to let friends know that they're not walking alone in their times of struggle, that others care for what they are going through.
Even though technology has caused us to do things a little bit differently. Now we tend to send an email or a text instead of taking the time to send a real card. But the point is that we are thinking of others!
TECHNOLOGY also has made it easier than ever to go back to that wonderful way of acknowledging others — whether in celebration – encouragement – or appreciation.
VIRTUALLY we can contact indivduals across the country and world and let let them know if we have a concern or need help with something. Our friendship circle is growing each and every day as we engage on the different Social Media platforms and build new relationships and nurture the ones we have.
Some of my very best friends are those I have met through Social Media. Because we "meet" on a daily basis, it's easy to get to know others on a deeper level and become friends. It's all about relationships!
We tend to share the ups and downs of life! It's nice to know others care.
Even though it's a different world than our parents and grandparents grew up in, the one thing that remains the same is the love and concern for others. Reaching out in kindness to encourage others is something that most of us desire to do each and every day.
Listening to a news story on CBS last night, the announcer highlighed an elderly man who has spent the past 20 years volunteering with an organization that helps families have one last vacation together due to someone in their family being terminally ill. This news guy had tears in his eyes as he brought such a POSITIVE spin to the news. We all need more of that in our lives.
I am so grateful that it is now possible to reach out to others virtually.
It's a perfect solution to easily reach out and let others help you acknowledge what someone might be going through who needs encouragement, or to celebrate some special event,
You can have a VIRTUAL CARD SHOWER for anyone in your life who needs encouragement
Our nephew who was diagnosed with cancer in March ended up having his leg amputated a few weeks ago. His prognosis is not good as his cancer has returned. As I was thinking about what I could send him in the mail I had this idea of having a "virtual card shower" for him as his mom has told me how he loves getting cards in the mail.
YOU can have your own VIRTUAL card shower for someone who is hurting, someone who is celebrating a milestone birthday or annivesary. It's possible to let our friends/family across the world know very easily that "someone" needs a special ray of sunshine today.
If you'd like to be part of this virtual card shower for our nephew, it would be such a blessing to him to hear from you, wherever you might live. It's our gift to him to spread some sunshine in his life.
I can help you start your own VIRTUAL CARD SHOWER… With this online system, you can create a card in a few minutes, a REAL card that will make a REAL difference to someone who needs it!
This can be your solution when you want so desperately to reach out to someone but you are simply strapped of time!
Sue Graber has been happily married for 35 years, raising 3 daughters while working creatively from home as an administrative assistant and a fund-raising specialist. She loves reaching out to others in kindness and is on a mission. She has an amazing ability to teach others how to build and nurture relationships, spend quality time with their families while generating income from home with a greeting card and gifting business. Sue is passionate about showing others how they, too, can make a difference every single day!