I started using Instagram a year ago. My first picture was of my cat or maybe it was the dog. As you know, I have just reached and am quickly passing 1000 photos posted to instagram. Some of the pictures I have taken have been in regards to me having MS. I have used hash tags such as:
A few days ago I posted this picture:
I used it for my photo-a-day shot for the word "favorite" because I love yogi tea and usually have at least one cup a day. But I also tagged it with all those MS tags,
because this sentiment is really how I feel about my own health.
A few days after that, one of the women who follows me on Instagram, who has MS, and I follow her back, posted this same picture. That's not uncommon in the world of IG. It is, however, good form to give the original photographer credit. Which she didn't. I wasn't too hurt by this, it's not a very good picture… but I wanted to see what happened, so I simply commented on the shot,
saying that I recognized it.
She responded that Pinterest was great.
Wait! She got it off of Pinterest!?
So in just a few days, someone who I've never met, but who follows me on Instagram and I followed her back, found one of my pictures on Pinterest, that I didn't post on Pinterest,
and posted it to her IG feed!
Do you follow?
I'm not sure I do!
Personally, and this is what I told her,
if this simple message on a teabag has touched someone enough to repost it elsewhere,
then that is what it was meant to do.
And I hope it may lift others up as well.
But isn't it crazy how this is such a wonderfully small world!