This year my family has put together a team for the March of Dimes March for Babies. Last year, it was just me, my husband, and my oldest because the twins were still under isolation. Since they are older, I wanted them to participate, and wanted them to be surrounded by people that love and support them. We’ve decided it would also be a great time to celebrate their 2nd birthday, since they turn 2 the week after the walk takes place.
I’m very excited about this event. The March of Dimes is a great organization, and I like to give back to anyone that helped to save my babies. We have a lot of great friends and family joining us, and I’m so proud.
What I am not excited about is the lack of RSVPs. Not the lack of people saying yes, because I understand everyone is busy and has their own things going on, but just the lack of people saying anything. Not only did I create an event on Facebook, but I’ve posted to many groups I belong to, as well as created an online invitation for all those not a part of Facebook. All you need to do is click the “No” button. I’d even be happy with the “Maybe” button. Then I at least know that you’ve looked and considered the event. I’ve sent out countless messages, so many that people probably just delete them when they see the subject line, and I’ve even sent out a message saying that if you might go, just let me know.
I want to get T-shirts for everyone on our team, and I don’t want people to feel left out. That is exactly the reason I invited a ton of people. I hate feeling excluded from things, so I want people to feel welcome to join us, even if we don’t know them well. Maybe some people aren’t comfortable with that or just don’t understand that feeling. A lot of people are not even local, but I wanted them to be able to feel apart of the event and be able to make a donation to this great cause, even if they couldn’t be there in person. All it takes is the click of the mouse.
I guess I’m just old fashioned that way. I respond to all events I’m invited to. I send thank you notes to everyone that comes to my event….or at least thank you emails, which I’m not proud of, but sometimes it’s all I have time for.
This isn’t the first time this has happened, and perhaps I should get the message, but I want to give people the benefit of the doubt. I’m sure I’ll get the hint eventually, but until then, I will keep inviting and bugging everyone. Including you.
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