Lately I have noticed that we (yes, me too) sure tweet a lot of lies. We tweet a lot of untruths, falsehoods, fibs, fabrications, deceptions, inventions, pieces of fiction, falsifications, half-truths, exaggerations, and tall tales. Plainly, we tweet lot of crap.
Call me a skeptic BUT was that sandwich REALLY the best thing you have ever put in your mouth or did it not taste nearly as good as it looked in the picture? Was that 2.5 mile run REALLY exhilarating or would you have rather have been loafing around on the couch? Was that conference REALLYso overwhelming with goodness and inspiration or did it make you feel a little defeated and a lot insecure?
I fear we have gotten so used to making everything sound simply superb in 140 characters that we wouldn’t know the truth if it jumped up and bit us.
Today I am going to try to be different and tweet only that which is 100% true. It might not be pretty but it will be real.
Will you admit to exaggerating, falsifying, telling a tall tale, or lying on twitter?
Of course it’s not that you meant to lie you just wanted to make sure @soandso saw you giving their #randomthing some love.
“Do You Have a Good Team of Life Editors?” made me see that I can not create the kind of story I want to live alone. I need people, trustworthy God-honoring people, holding me accountable to my dreams, my purpose. I need friends who are willing to speak hard truth into my life. I need an extra set of eyes to see into my big gaping blind spots. I need life editors. Go read his post.
PS – The Second Best Thing I’ve Read This Week is this incredible story from Carlos Whittaker. All I can say about it is…wow.
One: How are your life editors helping you live a better story?
Two: What is the best thing you’ve read this week?
A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to join a handful of bloggers on an absolutely-amazing-once-in-a-lifetime-kind-of trip. We flew out to sunny Los Angeles, stayed in some super swanky digs (oh how I love W Hotels), and rolled around Hollywood in a white Hummer that stretched as long as a football field. We mixed and mingled at a rooftop reception overlooking the Hollywood Hills.
We met Randall Wallace. Randall Wallace who is the director of Secretariat who wrote and/or directed blockbusters like Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, and Pearl Harbor. Randall Wallace who is hands down one of the most interesting people I have ever met.
But the highlight on the trip was definitely the movie.
Secretariat is full of hope. Secretariat is the kind of movie that makes you laugh and makes you cry. Secretariat is the kind of movie that causes you to break into applause in the movie theater. Secretariat is the kind of movie that reminds you that there are things in life worth fighting for.
So would you do me a favor and go see it? Gather up your family and friends this weekend and treat yourself to an afternoon, or evening, at the movies. You won’t regret it.
And just because you have seen one movie about a horse doesn’t mean you have seen them all!
Here’s are some fun pictures from my trip:
Here’s Ken Coleman asking Randall Wallace a little more about the heroine Penny Chenery:
And here’s the trailer:
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Have you seen Secretariat? What were your thoughts on the movie?
Today I’m guest posting over on (In)Courage. (In)Courage is one of the few blogs I get sent to my inbox every day. Some of my favorite writers, and friends, are regular contributors. And so I was extremely honored when they asked me to share something on the subject of Community for their anniversary.
Some people don’t get it.
They don’t get my fascination with communicating in 140 characters. They don’t get what compels me to expose my most intimate struggles, fears, and dreams on a blog. They don’t get my motivation for allowing strangers to become followers, and friends. (Click here to read more…)
A little over a year ago, I told a few friends that I wanted to start a blog. They looked at me in utter disbelief and said, “What are you going to write about?” They might as well have asked, “What in the world do YOU have to say?” Feeling a little defeated, I answered, “I’m not really sure, I just want to try it and see if I like it.”
Sitting behind our computers or our smartphones tends to bring out the BOLD in each of us.
This is one of the things I love most about Social Media. I meet strangers everyday. I go out of my way to compliment people I have never met. I know what thousands of people are up to without them knowing I am quietly stalking their every move.
But every once in a while, I read a tweet or a comment and my tiny arm hairs stand on end.
It just reads wrong. It is usually a compliment of sort, some nice words of encouragement from a total stranger. But more accurately, the words are nice bordering on CREEPY. (more…)