I am a walking Social Good Project®. Really. And I’m okay with that. Bad things happen to all of us and, of course, we want to know WHY.
Why did this happen?
In 2003, when my 17-month-old daughter and I watched my 29-year-old husband drop dead on the kitchen floor, during my seventh month of pregnancy, that WHY drove me crazy. In 2012, when both of my daughters were diagnosed with Brugada Syndrome–the sudden death cardiac condition they inherited from their late father–that WHY screamed at me again. But I have learned that life is not about the WHY. No, life is about the WHAT.
What will you do with your experiences to make meaning? You have a choice.
As someone who has chosen to push through every possible type of therapy, several medications, and countless episodes of snotting through my tears, I know that choice is not always easy.
On the other side of that dark pain, though, you will feel even more light. And your light will shine so brightly that it will guide others out of their darkness. Seriously. Think about the people you know who have chosen to make meaning of their journeys by helping others. They live with purpose, don’t they?
Through social media, I have shared the intimate details of my struggles and my triumphs, and I have seen the ways in which we can empower women, save lives, advance cardiac treatments, help widows and widowers, raise emotional awareness, and even inspire our children to create a better future.
By sharing our words, we change the world. We let others know that there is hope. Love. Joy. There are people on every continent who really do want to help.
My name is Hyla Molander. I started Social Good Project® because I believe in using social media to make a difference in all of our lives.