One of my FAVORITE people on Twitter used to be @MzStarrBurst or Gummi as she’s affectionately called. I know that people say “It’s only Twitter”, but the psychologist in me says that a person’s online persona (authentic or contrived) can tell a lot about a person. Even for those who embellish (or straight up fabricate) their cyber-personalities , it still tells you who they would LIKE to be, which is always interesting…at least to me.
With the amount of time that a large majority of us spend cultivating our online presence, our status updates, responses and posts can give us a glimpse into our hearts. I always have a fondest for those people who try to make their cyber fingerprint a heart-shaped one.
When Gummi dropped off the face of CyberEarth, I was sad. In the midst of all of the internet chaos, she ALWAYS kept a kind “font”. When #BlackTwitter would run amuck, I could always count on Gummi to pop in making some random, positive statement that always made me smile.
Luckily, I found her on G+ and immediately circled her. \o/ The other day, she asked if anyone else randomly kissed themselves on their shoulders. The next day, I found myself spontaneously doing just that as I dressed for work that morning. *muah muah* I couldn’t help but smile and laugh at my reflection in the mirror. It set the tone for the entire day.
Sometimes, I read certain people’s tweets, status updates and timelines and they are filled with so much venom, not just towards the world but towards themselves. Gummi reminds me that a large part of reflecting JOY out into the Universe and receiving it in return is by remembering that you have to begin by kissing yourSELF…one shoulder at a time. SMOOCHES!!