When Facebook Actually Works

Recently, I have been so disenchanted with Facebook. The way the algorithm has changed and how I hardly ever see posts from my real friends, I mean really! I don’t even recognize half of the people in my feed.

Then today I was reminded why I joined Facebook. I received a Facebook message from a high school classmate asking me if I once lived in local Baton Rouge neighborhood at some point. To which I replied, “I had.” She went on to explain that a friend of hers had moved in the home I once lived in and had received a package she believed to be for me. I immediately responded, “Is it from Bendels?” and “Did it come yesterday?” She replied, “yes and yes.” LOL

FacebookI had spent the morning completely stressed over the fact that my package said delivered to front door as the shipping status, but clearly it was not at my front door. Never in a million years did I imagine the turn of events that would transpire, and all thanks to Facebook.

When I spoke to the person that received my package, she informed me that she had no clue who it was for so she turned to Facebook to locate me. When she found me, she discovered we had 4 mutual friends. She immediately reached out to her friends to see if they could get a hold of me, and the rest is history!

In a time when Facebook can be a source of much irritation with all of the mom shaming, political views, soapbox rants, and ads … so many ADS! I was reminded of what it was really all about and why I saw a need to be a part of this social media platform in the first place. It’s a place for friends. A space to find a community and to connect with people. I was also reminded how good-natured people can be. Here this busy mom took the extra time to look out for another mom that she knew was waiting on a package. Thanks to her kind heart and Facebook, I’m quite the happy camper.

Strong willed and determined since a little girl, this mom of three, wife, worship leader, writer, and career woman, believes dreams come true if you do the work. Nikyla hails from St. Louis, Mo, the “show me” state. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Southern University. She is a certified teacher and currently teaches at Louisiana Connections Academy. Her time out of the office is filled with family, friends and faith. She adores her three children Kyre, K’mya, and Kris and has been married to her childhood sweet heart Remiah Trask for fourteen years. Nikyla is currently a worship leader at Anchor Chapel in Baton Rouge. She has always been passionate about the things she sets her mind to. Her story of victory over severe anxiety disorder, after her third child, is truly one you must hear to believe. It will transform the way you view people with mental illness and even the way you view yourself. She is the founder of the mental health campaign entitled Be Brave. Writing has become a form of therapy for her, and the stories she shares are always honest, heartfelt, and transparent. Read more of Nikyla’s Brave Blogs here.


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