Monday, November 18, 2013
An online daily putting "Hooray!" in your day
Pick One. Find One. Use One!
In the 80’s Ma Bell (THE phone company at the time) had great commercials about connection. The advertisers were certainly using our need for connection as a tool for profit: “Reach out and touch someone” and my favorite one, a pun from a woman to her son in the most lilting and beautiful of accents, “Jamaica call to your mother today?” And yes, she’s in Jamaica and he is somewhere supposedly in the States. The Bell Company practically “guilted” us into calling our parents and grandparents. Now, I just wish that such simple guilt would work to get folks to make real phone calls, and therefore, real connections.
Digital media used by adults in the U.S. has reached a peak of 11 hours and 52 minutes (on average) each day. Most of this media is used on our mobile devices for everything from gaming to texting to phone calls. In the U.S. alone, those who use texting on their smartphones send or receive an average of 35 messages per day! 97% of U.S. mobile phone owners use their devices for texting. 65% of U.S. adults in relationships text their partners during the day. continued at THD Blog
THD Poster (Get Your Hooray On!)
Did You Know?
Love Language--A Short Film About How We Connect
Love is a funny thing. As the saying goes, we often find love when we least expect, but it might be equally true that when we do find love it's different than we expected. This beautiful short film was created to raise awareness and money for a good cause, the Jubilee Project, which it did. But it has gone so much further in showing us what love looks like, and how we can connect with each other when we have the courage to break down our own walls and become vulnerable.
Video from KarmaTube
THD Quotes (To Bolster Your Hooray)
--E.M. Forster, from Howards End
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with
our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our
actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
-- Herman Melville
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by
ourselves alone -- we find it with another.
-- Thomas Merton, from Love and Living
Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
-- Eustache Deschamps