8,000

17 Feb

8000

Warrior Poet Wisdom on Facebook hits 8,000

The Facebook page hit 8,000 likes and it’s something that makes me feel a great amount of accomplishment. Now I’m a realist, so I know that not many of those 8,000 people actually view the page on a frequent basis, and fewer still read what’s here and choose to give a little back by responding and giving encouragement. Even so, there are times when despite my greatest efforts, I feel as though I can’t even get 8 people to get up and do something. It gives me a feeling of great accomplishment to know that over the last two years, I’ve been able to get 8,000 people to hit that “Like” button.

I know the count could be much higher if I had chosen the route that more bright and sunny pages take, posting ooey-gooey messages about how everything is lovely and sweet and everything will be alright, but I’m too honest for that, and I’m not interested in popularity contests. Everything will *not* be alright unless you *do the work*. I know this from personal experience. Being someone who’s endured more than one traumatic event that came close to putting me in the grave, I’ve come to learn just how pointless it is to rely on others when the storms come, how quickly they scatter when something “depressing” happens that threatens their fun day, and I’ve learned the incredible, unbelievable, wondrous power that lies in the palm of my own hand that enables me to help myself, pull myself through the hardships and stop waiting for someone or something else to deliver me from the difficulties.

My own writings I’ve shared here over the past two years, as well as the quotes and shared posts from pages have been carefully chosen and posted here to awaken you to the slumbering, dormant power you have within that the world doesn’t want you to be aware of. A world that profits from selling crutches and shortcuts and keeps people in check through fear. You are a Warrior if you choose to be and make the sacrifice of comfort, ease, ego, selfishness and competition. And once you make that choice, no one will ever be able to hold you in check again or steal your joy.

Thanks to 8,000 people who took a moment to hit the “Like” and support. Farewell to the jealous few who always hit “unlike” whenever I make an announcement about a milestone here. You and your selfish egos truly are the worst of us, you will not be missed and weeding people like that out only brings me joy. I’ve learned to love the truth, no matter how ugly it may be sometimes. 😉

And greatest thanks goes to those who are honest with themselves, know they aren’t as “busy” as they think they are and take a few seconds to actually communicate and give back encouragement. I don’t do it for praise, but I’m a firm believer that the internet is intended for communication, not one-way consumption like TV. Thanks for giving back and keeping the fire burning.

Peace, grace & strength,
~Miro

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7 Responses to “8,000”

  1. Tom (Aquatom1968) February 17, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Well done on your likes, Miro! I don’t use Facebook myself, but it is always good to see something positive coming from it!

  2. Will of Heart February 17, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Congratulations Miro, your site and FB page truly shared an inspiration, More Power… 🙂

  3. Da Absentee February 18, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    Your welcome Miro. Congratulations on the milestone!

  4. Sue Dreamwalker February 20, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Miro, no one deserves the like’s as much as you do… Well done my friend and although Im not on FB I can see why you are so hugely popular my friend… Keep being the Warrior you are … for your thoughts and poems are truly inspirational…
    Wishing you continued success
    ~Hugs Sue

  5. dontchawannadream February 24, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Congrats, Miro. You deserve all of this. You’re always so supportive and nice. And of course, really talented. 🙂

    And 8,000 likes on Facebook!! That’s A LOT. It will take me 20 years I think to get 5,000 likes! AHahah Miro, you’re a warrior but you’re also a ROCKSTAR!!!

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