It was 8:45am on Wednesday morning when I gave my good friend Krissy a call. We enjoyed a quick catch-up session over the phone and we ended our conversation talking about the recent trend of #NekNomination drinking videos circulating around the internet.
Krissy ran her idea by me: “What about if I started something that’s more positive in nature…something that’s more affirming?”
We committed to connecting later on in the day. We traded a few texts regarding content and format and by 10:49am (just 2 hours after our initial conversation) I had a new video from Krissy in my WhatsApp inbox. Here it is:
I was flattered to be nominated by Krissy and looked forward to creating my own video later on in the evening. This is how mine turned out:
I absolutely love Krissy’s idea and I hope it catches on. I guess that’s where skillful nominations come into play.
In explaining the motivation behind the idea, she said “My students told me about the drinking videos, and I couldn’t believe how crazy people were getting with it. In realizing how powerful social media had become, I couldn’t help but wonder if we could harness that same energy into something more affirming. So this idea came up. We don’t affirm each other enough.”
I couldn’t have said it any better myself.
Over to you Arielle, Heather, and Gene!