As Facebook gets darker and darker with political posts filled with hateful comments, I find myself at a crossroad. How can I make a difference, bringing fun and happiness back into the lives of people who are hurting.
It struck me that this is what I envisioned for my band, Kilted Kings. We call our style Heroic, Celtic World music. The goal is to lift up the downtrodden and make you feel like royalty. I feel like our new CD has done that.
It's called Name On My Soul. It features 10 tracks of inspiring music that make you want to sing and dance. But there's also a message underneath that I just now realized was staring me in the face in the song "Slainte Mhaith".
"Slainte Mhaith" is a gaelic phrase meaning "here's to your good health." But it's the lyrics that I feel are so essential to Facebook:
"Many times in my life, I forgot the kindness code I reaped the sorry seeds that I sowed But when I gave instead of took That's when my spirit growed My charity turned into liquid gold"
We are all caught up in our biases so much that we forget that we are friends and family. We all deserve joy and happiness in our lives. Instead, we share fear and hatred...for our friends... and our family.
I don't discount anyone who is upset by current events. I am too. It makes me depressed thinking about it. But I want more fun and happiness.
For that reason, I plan to continue my Daily Facebook Fun at 10 am every weekday. I hope you will continue to watch and share. Bring a small amount of happiness to your friends.
I also want to ask you for another favor. Share the "Slainte Mhaith" music video. But not just share it. If you agree with what I said above. Share that as well. You want to see more joy and fun on Facebook. So share the kindness code. Share some Celtic Kharma and lets hope it comes back tenfold to all of us!
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