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Three Tips for Using Social Media to Lift Others

By Mormon.org
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Let Your Light Shine

In a recent address highlighting the value of social media, Elder David A. Bednar asked, “Who will people decide you are if all they know is what is on your social media page?” In other words, do the messages you choose to share with the world reflect who you are and who you are trying to become? Do they lift and inspire others to be happy, to be better, to become something more?

The Savior invites us all to “let [our] light so shine before men” (Matthew 5:16). We can effectively and efficiently follow His counsel by sharing goodness through social media. Watch as fellow disciples of Christ lift and inspire others through the messages they share in this video.

If you would like to use social media to share goodness with others, remember these three tips.

Keep It Positive

With all the negativity out there, counter it with something positive. Share experiences that bring a smile to someone’s face, lighten a load, or teach something new. Avoid complaining and faultfinding, and share the good in the world around you. It’s always there if you look hard enough, and others will appreciate your positive vibe.

Keep It Personal

No matter what you share, keep it authentic and true to yourself. Others may not always agree with your viewpoint, but they can’t argue with how you feel. If a scripture or thought touched your heart recently, share it with your friends. Chances are, the things that lift and inspire you will lift and inspire others as well.

Pass It On

If you see good things online, pass them on. Share inspiring messages and videos through social media and brighten someone’s day. These Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter accounts, videos, Mormon Messages, and music videos all have the potential to impact others for good. So check them out and pass them on.

If you would like to lift and inspire others in simple and meaningful ways, share goodness through social media. Try it every day for a month and make a difference. You may just share the thing that someone needs to hear today.