CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- I like it when people use Facebook for more than reconnecting with classmates and spying on exes.
I have a friend, Candace Jordan, of Morgantown, who uses Facebook to find homes for animals, organize social and citizen action events, and play accidental matchmaker, among other things. My favorite, though, is how she uses Facebook to make her friends think.
Candace's "Question of the Day" is the kind of thing that will get my wheels turning, and the answers posted in response are often so well considered that I find myself wanting to get to know these friends of a friend.
Occasionally, her questions might make her sound like a bit of a hippie, but mostly, she's philosophical, unpredictable and quirky. And one of my favorite people ever.
Last Sunday, Candace's question was, "Of all the things that have happened to you personally and that you have observed personally, what thing has made you fall most in love with the human race?"
Some answers were simple, yet sweet.
Cynthia Maddox wrote that for her, it was having her 5-year-old grandson notice she'd spilled a little of her coffee, and racing to the sink for a sponge to clean up her mess. The child's desire to help, paired with his willingness to do the task for her, made her recognize her love for people.
Tom Wilkinson wrote about the time he was hospitalized in Pittsburgh with a broken back. "Many people sent me cards," wrote Tom.