Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!
Today is my dad’s birthday. He is celebrating in heaven with his mom and dad and stepmom for the first time in a very long time. I really hope they are having a blast. Dad, I miss you and I hope you are having the best day ever. I love you so much. Happy Birthday.
Today is Social Media Day which is observed annually on June 30th. In its short life, social media has redefined and revolutionized how people interact amongst each other, communicate and share with family, friends and the world. Social media has made it possible to stay connected and informed about with those important people in our lives.
Social Media is something to be used responsibly. It can be used for so much good but also for nefarious purposes. Every connection and communication is important and there are people on both sides of every post, Tweet and share. Keep on blogging my friends.
How you feel is how you feel. Your feelings are uniquely yours and how you feel in the moment is nothing to be embarrassed about. Feelings are complex and they are fluid. Putting on a brave face isn’t doing yourself any favors and for those to expect you to isn’t very kind. I am learning how to be be genuine with how I feel and to express it to those who I am connected with. The best thing anyone can do is to be supportive and encouraging.