Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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.
Facebook, Your Home, School, Pinterest...just spread the nice!

In the words of Bud Light 
(and it's Real Men of Ignorance)
Today we salute to you,
Mr. Mean Comment-er Guy!


  1. you are amazing & wonderful! i AM SURE this person has got to be jealous of you- as you're amazing & i'm always jealous of your skillz :o)

    so, this leads me to my spiel for the sweet, impressionable middle schoolers who deal with bullying all the time. i work with them on it daily in PE, in the halls, and teach a unit on it in health. not that you don't know these things, but they often don't:

    bullying comes from a place of jealousy and insecurity. that person sees you as powerful and they want to take your power away by claiming power over you. instead of letting them, keep your power by sending good thoughts their way (I MEAN= PRAY for them, BUT "NOT ALLOWED" to say that to kids at school) to get over their feelings of jealousy & insecurity. after all, they see you as cool, powerful, and secure... use that to your advantage and be complimented by that... you can totally defeat them at their own game that way. :o)

  2. You know I love this post! I can't believe someone left a mean comment!?! If you can't say something nice, don't say anything... words I try try try to live by!


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