Instagram Challenge | Invite + Share

Yes!

Hiya Soul Tenders.

Before I delve into what I mean by invite + share, I want to welcome new comers – there are so many of you!!! – by encouraging you to visit these challenge preparation posts, here, here + here.

Caught up? Great! Let’s get on back to it with today’s preparation post…

Invite, Invite, Invite!

Share, Share, Share!

Instagram Challenge - Invite + Share
my seattle-based writer friend who encourages me in my writing regularly, oh and coffee

INVITE

Even if the person you think would really benefit from this (I know, you’re just asking for a friend) isn’t on social media, doesn’t like computers or blogs or has never ever done anything like this, please consider inviting them anyway.

When I created this challenge, I was thinking of people from 12 yo (with Instagram accounts their parents know about) to the biggest numbers you can put together and still push them buttons and be a part of the Instagram community. Everyone is welcome.

I found myself expanding this challenge to Facebook when the organization Hope for Widows Foundation decided to join the challenge and share it with their members. I’d only begun writing for them in August, but sheepishly sent them the challenge in Direct Messenger on Instagram in the hopes they’d participate even for themselves. But when they extended the opportunity to their Facebook community, I knew I needed to stretch my own self.

So, as of yesterday, I am officially back on Facebook (@Regina Sather + @Simply Sather) and will be connecting with many over there too. I’m excited and a little nervous too – more people + the new and very fancy Facebook – but mostly, I’m sure it’s what I’m supposed to be doing for whoever it is that will benefit from even one day of intentional soul care during September.

Look. I love Jesus! He’s my Favorite (yes, with a capital “f”). But if you don’t know Him or spend time with Him or are still trying to figure out what you think of Him – you’re still very welcome in this community. And your friends are too.

I’m not concerned about the color of one’s skin, economic background, setbacks or failures, political affiliation, sexual orientation, level of education or profession. That’s not what I will be responding to when people join our community.

I’m interested in their soul and helping you and them make more time to dig more deeply into what’s happening there. It’s so important y’all and I really want any and all who have the interest, margin and desire to to be in the space to have success doing this work.

When you invite, please invite with that heart.

SHARE

Yes, you can share this on other social media platforms, but I will only be actively cheering and supporting on Instagram + Facebook this go ’round. So, feel free to share on the other platforms but point them back over here to the blog, Instagram and now Facebook for ongoing encouragement, guidance + support.

This is a F-R-E-E challenge. I mean that in two ways!

First…

I really hope that anyone who wants to participate would be considerate of the work I’ve created and if you do decide to share, please also tag me. Tagging me introduces me to the people you are sharing with and them to me – thank you very much. Free for you, please include me.

Second…

It would also make me happy to see people being free in the way they approach this. Now, the sassy, principal part of me won’t be having any shenanigans. If the stuff you post or share is aggressive towards another, disrespectful to any group of people, including yourself (eg. in the way you present your body, etc.) or if you bully, bad mouth or come across as a threat to yourself or anyone else, you will be reported and removed from our community.

Everyone coming here is carrying something. I’m not a therapist and won’t be acting as one. There will be no room for fixing and any need for professional support will be recommended by me only.

Please make this a safe place by considering others. Honor the progress that everyone is attempting to make and leave comparison, “should-ing” and judgment out of it.

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I know it requires vulnerability to invite others to do something you’ve not done before and my be a little unsure of as well. Please trust me – when we do new things with others, especially things that make us a little nervous, we grow – which is winning.

Take a few minutes now and share on your Instagram + Facebook feed, via Voxer, Marco Polo, email, text message or if you’re a paper person (I’m a paper person!) print it off and post it in a common area where many can pass by and see it.

Truly, the more the better.

Go ahead INVITE + SHARE!

 

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