Today, I just need help. Please spare a few minutes.
I need you to please go back to my blog post from Monday, The disease called “Perfection”. I am in the middle of writing an equally powerful, more important response to it which will post on Monday.
If you are like me, this post (and maybe more so the comments that followed), have profoundly influenced you and changed you. There are now hundreds of comments (from the tens of thousands of people who have read it already) from hurting, aching, beautiful people, and what they have to say is both beautifully “real” and achingly haunting.
This is where I need your help. My email is at the top of every page on my blog. Will you please email me the top five to ten comments that impacted you the hardest? I don’t need people’s replies to comments. I’m talking about the “real” comments that immediately hit you, that impaled you, that made you cry.
Truth be told, I never expected this kind of response on this post. I didn’t know if it would spread at all (based on the length of it alone). And now it is my duty to respond correctly and appropriately. That is what I need to focus on right now. Funny can wait.
After you’ve done that, please paste your absolute number one most influential comment from the Perfection post as a comment here and tell us why it impacted you the way it did.
What do you say? Can today be about making something amazing come to pass? Will you help me? Let’s forget about funny for a few seconds and focus on healing and helping. I can’t do it properly without your help.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
4:30 PM MST NOTE: When I wrote this post this morning, there were just over 1,000 Facebook shares. In the past seven hours, more than 40,000 people have visited this post, and the “share count” is now at almost 4,000. The comments have jumped from just over 200 to over 450. Perhaps, instead of your top five, just jump to a random page within the comments and read a few pages and tell me which of those jump out at you. The response is so overwhelming that I can’t even stay on top of it right now. God bless you all.