Stop Bullying, Start Talking
A few days ago, someone left an anonymous comment on my blog.
When I read it to myself, all I could think was how happy I was that I had adjusted my setting to,
"approve comments before publishing".
You see, it was not a kind comment.
It was rude, distasteful, and immature.
My first thought was to do as my Mother had always suggested and ignore it.
However, if you know me at all, you'd know that wasn't going to happen!
So here I am dedicating an entire post to the "Anonymous" comment-er, and anyone else who finds joy in being rude and hurtful to others...
Welcome Haters (but just for today).
The same day I received this infamous comment, I spoke to my sister on the phone.
She is a CNA at the hospital and was on break.
During our conversation, she informed me that she was working one-on-one with a young girl who had attempted suicide as a result of bullying, mostly cyber-bullying!
My mind automatically thought of another young, local girl who recently committed suicide due to bullying.
And as I sat giving the bullying subject some real thought, I felt overwhelmed with desire to have a talk with my own daughter. She is only 6 years old, but boy, what a talk we had!
It was amazing!
Have you had the talk with your child?
You know, about bullying, being bullied, and just plain being nice?
Unfortunately, I think it's one of those things that doesn't get talked about until it is too late.
So here's what I've done...
I created some simple, "be nice" graphics out of some of my favorite reminders.
I encourage you to share them wherever you can.
In the words of Bud Light
(and it's Real Men of Ignorance)
Today we salute to you,
Mr. Mean Comment-er Guy!