A Random Act of Kindness for Wordless Wednesday

When was the last time someone reached out to you and performed a random act of kindness? I was pleasantly surprised when a complete stranger recently did something thoughtful for me just when I needed it most. As a result of her good-hearted deed, I plan to honor her by paying it forward.

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As thought leaders, we sometimes forget the view, taking a moment to acknowledge the people around us via random acts of kindness can go a long way. We get so caught up in our calendars, goals and tasks and only see the road ahead. But when we slow down a little to enjoy, pleasant surprises seem to come out of the woodwork.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, this past Monday, has been deemed a day to encourage making a difference in communities. As I wrote in a previous post called: Servant Leadership: Facts about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. King was a strong proponent of servant leadership, so whether or not you took action this week, I would like to propose a challenge.

What can you do to make a difference for someone this week? Please make the effort, then come back here and share your story below. I’d like to hear what you did, the response you got and how it made you feel. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Growing #OWNers Social @ Oprah Winfrey Network on Twitter

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#IAmAnOwner and this weekend, I have been invited by The Oprah Winfrey Network to be a social media moderator for their @OWNers Twitter account during programming. I had a few people ask me what that means and if I would explain it here. So here are the details and how you can participate.

During the shows listed below, viewers use a #Hashtag to have live conversations about what is heard or seen, that resonates, surprises or inspires as a result of the programmingPeople re-tweet comments made by others, or share insights, ask questions and respond to comments.

Who are #OWNers? Viewers who believe in the vision of The Oprah Winfrey Network and it’s movement, which is about inspiring people to celebrate, learn, grow and be empowered to live their best lives by sharing what they are learning with others.

I’ve watched the network’s social media efforts unfold since it first aired and was immediately drawn to how they were engaging viewers.  This effort, their “Twitter Takeover” initiative is a great way to organically grow a network while demonstrating the core of what social media is really about. Conversation. I hope you will join us. Below is the schedule and related hashtags and how to participate.

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Getting Social with The Oprah Winfrey Network and #OWNers

Oprah Winfrey Network and #OWNers#IAmAnOWNER, and have been invited by The Oprah Winfrey Network to tweet THIS WEEKEND, on behalf of @OWNers (#OWNers).

Since the network first launched OWN TV, they have been creating a movement and participating in dialogue that is real, honest and authentic. Watching it evolve has been exciting, being part of it, even better.

Here is how it will work: 

This weekend, my picture, bio and twitter handle will be featured on the @OWNers Twitter page. I will have the privilege of running the account and engaging viewers with laughter, connections, questions and meaningful discussion during fabulous programs that include Super Soul Sunday, LifeClass, The Six Little McGhees and Welcome to Sweetie Pies.

I have been an Oprah advocate for a years and was one of the first 500 subscribers to O Magazine. I’m grateful for this opportunity.

As leaders, we know the importance of community. Please join us by participating Saturday Evening and Sunday. What are your thoughts about this social approach? Feel free to comment below and let me know if you have questions. Thanks for visiting my blog, I look forward to connecting!!