My daughter asked me an interesting question the other day.
Am I addressing the Coronavirus on my blog?
We talked about how to travel during the Coronavirus.
We held a blog party in which we offered positivity.
We reminded people that happiness still exists by reviewing our great vibes quotes.
Is it enough?
I think not.
You will often find uplifting Instagram quotes. However, not everyone uses Instagram. Many people who could use uplifting during this difficult time of shelter in place during the Coronavirus use Facebook.
This post is about how to use your FB status to help spread positive thoughts.
I asked content creators to share how they use their FB status to spread uplifting thoughts.
Are you ready to here what they said?
Let’s dive in.
What is a Facebook Status?
There are many advantages to using Facebook. For example, Facebook users use their FB status to share what is new or ongoing in their lives.
This is an advantage of social media sites: They enable you to stay in touch with people you don’t see regularly. This is especially important during the Coronavirus while people shelter in place in their homes and can’t see each other in person.
Many Facebook users have used their FB status to share sentiments on the Coronavirus.
Although the Coronavirus is a terrifying pandemic, many people use their FB status to share positivity.
FB Status Excerpts with Positive Attitude
During the Coronavirus pandemic, Facebook users Sheltering-in-Place shared these as their FB Status:
1. “There’s been getting back to basics, comfy sweats, amping up technology, strength, leaning on friends, reuniting, praying, positive vibes and so much love.
Trying to take it one day at a time. I’ve set the bar low—as long as everyone is alive, then I’m winning.”
My Instagram handle is @lainieofleisure. I am a mom with 2 special needs kids and a husband who was diagnosed with lymphoma in March and my 97-year-old grandma is hospitalized with Covid-19.
I am journaling for a possible book: Kicking Butt While Conquering The Two Big C’s, ASD and a Dup.
2. “One day, in the not so distant future, there will be a day when we all walk outside together.
When we’re heading to meet our friends and, on the way, we smile at the old man at the bakery and wave to the neighbor’s kids playing in the street and then we find our friends and hug and clink our bottles together at this reunion for which we have waited for so long and talk and talk into the night.
That day is not here yet. But soon. And imagine how that day will feel.”
3. “Not all heroes wear capes. But I’m excited for the next Marvel movie about the superhero in scrubs.”
4. “We can save the human race by lying in front of the TV and doing nothing. Don’t mess it up now, you’ve been practicing your whole life for this.”
Although it wasn’t part of her FB Status, Anna added, “Who would have thought all those hours in front of Netflix could have prepared us so well to save humanity?”
- Name: Anna Barker
- Company name: LogicalDollar
FB Status Positivity Booster
5. “Lockdown will Knockdown Coronavirus.”
6. “Coronavirus can infect Humans but not Humanity.”
7. “The Virus may be pandemic for days but Humanity is forever.”
My name is Sampark Ray and I run this health and wellness blog ourpositivestory.com. I am living with and fighting against chronic hepatitis b for the last 20 years and now I am spreading positivity and awareness about chronic illness through my website.
I’m a big believer of sharing positivity quotes like these:
8. “Be strong because things will get better, it may be stormy now, but it never rains forever.” ~ Evan Carmichael
Smitha Katti, http://www.smilingcolors.com/
9. “Start A Movement. Save Our Planet. One Bead, One Bracelet, One Action At A Time.”
Bead the Change
10. “Roses bloom in the rain. So can you.”
11. “Be strong because things will get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever.“
I’ve always regularly posted links to positive updates on all my social media: positive quotes, captioned photographs I’ve taken, I’ve created crossword puzzles, and have asked people to share their happy thoughts (Thankful Thursday), also have included links to events, videos, and articles.
12. “Too Glam to give a Dam.”
13. “I don’t sweat; I sparkle.”
14. “Goals are dreams with deadlines.”
15. “Be a fruit loop in a world full of Cheerios.”
16. “People are arseholes; don’t be their toilet paper.”
Brett Downes https://harohelpers.com/
17. Sherrie Dunlevy sent us this video to make us all smile, guaranteed!
Sherrie uses her Facebook group to spread positivity. From doing research for this post, I learned many administrators use their Facebook groups to spread cheer during this scary time, and throughout the year.
Sherrie Dunlevy https://www.facebook.com/groups/inspirationista/
Gail Trauco on FB Status Positivity
18. “Have a rough day?
Place your hand on your heart.
Feel that. That’s called purpose.
You’re alive for a reason.
Don’t give up.“
19. “Once a man was asked: “What did you gain by regularly praying to God?”
The man replied, ‘nothing… but let me tell you what I lost: anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity, and fear of death.’ Sometimes the answer to our prayers is not gaining, but losing; which is ultimately the gain.”
20. “When they announce we are safe from COVID: I will never forget the little things in life I take for granted: like church, coffee with a friend, and hugs from friends and family.“
Gail Trauco https://www.frontporchtherapy.com/
21. “Inspired by Heather Gerker (and the fact that I put out a podcast episode a few weeks back about how we need to get rid of the idea of the guilty pleasure, go look up episode 3 of the Choose Your Struggle podcast to hear it)…
Here’s my list of 10 things I love even though society tells me they’re not for me or liking them is silly. Fuck you society! I like what I like.
1: The pops styling of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Kesha, and the like….
2: Getting super deep into Star Wars (novels and kids cartoons included!)
3: Pokemon Go
4: The Elder Scrolls Video Game Series (Skyrim, Oblivion etc.)
5: True Crime (Podcasts, books etc.)!
6: Collecting tchotchkes (Funkos, Action Figures etc.)
7: Trading cards and Through the Mail Autograph Requests
9: Talking about Mental Health and Addiction!
10: Eating raw onions.
I could go on. But basically, embrace what makes you happy and fuck what other people think. Don’t let them jack your happiness!
Spread Love and Choose Your Struggle!”
22. “Philanthropy Friday!
Looking for a few good suggestions of who to support during this tough time.
Who are you supporting?”
My name is Jay Shifman. I am an Addiction and Mental Health Speaker, Writer, Consultant, Coach, and Advocate and the host of the Choose Your Struggle podcast. https://www.jayshifman.com/
This appeared on Elizabeth’s Instagram account and not her Facebook. However, she generously offered to donate her Instagram posts for our guide about how to spread cheer with your FB Status.
My name is Elizabeth Louis and I am a positive psychology counselor. https://elizabethlouis.com/
Look at this example: While reading your FB status, people can get informed about how to avoid the Coronavirus!
What NOT to put in your FB Status:
What can come back to haunt you in a job interview.
For example, one of the respondents used profanity. If you believe this could adversely affect you when applying for a potential job, use caution in what you share in your FB status.
Wrapping Up: FB Status
In closing, this post explained how to use your FB status to spread joy. Use your Facebook status to cheer people up now and always.
Reading each respondent’s FB status filled me with perspective. I hope you experienced gratitude for the good things in life while reading them as well.
I look forward to your views in the comments section: This post shared 25 examples of how people used their FB status to spread uplifting sentiments. What was your favorite FB status?
Readers, please share so other people filled with despair and isolation experience the gratitude reading the FB statuses enclosed that I did and I’m sure so many others did as well.
Janice Wald is the founder of MostlyBlogging.com. She is an ebook author, blogger, blogging coach, blogging judge, freelance writer, and speaker. She was nominated as the 2019 Best Internet Marketer by the Infinity Blog Awards and in 2017 as the Most Informative Blogger by the London Bloggers Bash. She’s been featured on Small Business Trends, the Huffington Post, and Lifehack.