It feels like it should mean something. The number seems like it’s screaming “light some fireworks!”
“Pop open the champagne!”
There’s 1,500 people out there who have chosen to let our status updates into the stream on their newsfeed. Maybe someone asked you to. Maybe you actually come to the studio for classes. Maybe you support what we’re doing to make yoga affordable and accessible.
Maybe you hit “like” by accident.
Ultimately the number of likes on a social media network isn’t very important.
It’s what we do with each other and for each other that gives us the “reach” that matters.
So in honor of the meaninglessness of 1,500 likes on Facebook, here’s a list of key things that happened in history in the year 1500 AD From HistoryOrb.com
(In short there was a lot of robbing of land and riches from indigenous people, killing of indigenous people and overall bloody wars and pillaging worldwide. OK, that wasn’t short.)
Jan 5th – Duke Ludovico Sforza’s troops reconquer Milan
Jan 26th – Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
Feb 17th – Battle of Hemmingstedt.
Mar 9th – Pedro Cabral departs with 13 ships to India
Apr 8th – Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza
Apr 10th – France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan
Apr 22nd – Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil & claims it for Portugal
Apr 23rd – Pedro Cabral lands & annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)
Jun 25th – Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada
Jul 15th – Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion
Jul 15th – Baglione family massacre at the “Blood Wedding” of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia
Aug 10th – Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar
Nov 11th – Treaty of Granada: France & Aragon divide Naples
Nov 25th – Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus
Let’s hope our 1,500 fans make an impact with this number in a more peaceful, compassionate and socially active way.
There’s a lot of you and that means there’s a lot of power in your numbers. You call could fill 20 percent of Cooley Law School Stadium or 25 school buses.
So what can you do with all your power?
Support Just B Yoga! Come to class. Join our unlimited monthly warrior program. Purchase some of our Lansing Loves Yoga photo notecards.
Like and support Free Being Yoga Network.
Like and support the Firecracker Foundation
If each of you spends $100 at locally-owned businesses it would have a $102,000 impact on the local economy, according to the Institute for Local Self Reliance. (it would be $64,500 if you gave the money to a chain)
It would only take 100 of you to fill the local Meals on Wheels need for volunteers.
Hug, pet and adopt a dog or cat at the Ingham County Animal shelter
Get off Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr and spend some real “facetime” with those who matter.
(Seriously, thanks for liking us on Facebook! Now go forth and do good things)