I think at one time or another we’ve all had to go through the torture and torment of being a bit “different”. And certainly when you are in the public eye, that also can make you a target for the unkindnesses of others who somehow get something out of picking others apart.
Bullying is also something that is running rampant on the internet ---- as we forget to put our filters on, both with with we say, how we reply, and how we react to things that are said to us.
I just think this is such an amazing month for awareness after dealing with the aftermath of very hurtful unfounded emails. What makes a person think they HAVE to send an email to anyone with a bullying tone?
By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the news anchor in Wisconsin who was bullied by email because of her weight. The email sent to her was SO condescending and so hurtful ---and had NOTHING to do with how she does her job. Her response stands for itself. I’d like to play it back for you here, it really IS worth the watch, and putting into practice:
There are those that lead in the bullying --- and then there are those who jump on the bandwagon in the aftermath and continue to peck. ((We've all heard the "Kick them when they're down" phrase))
Let’s not do this to each other. We are better than this.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and soul searching and I *KNOW* there is room for improvement in my life, but again ----it is not anyone’s business to tell me so, nor to tell me what to improve. Before you point out the flaws in my character, please take inventory of your own.
This morning I’m out the door early. Shamu has an appointment for a tune-up. I’ve also got to pick the BEST 4 quilts from String Fling to send to Kansas City Star for Quilt Market!
If you could choose only 4 --- which 4 would they be? Help me choose! I want the best 4 to promote my book.
Which are your favorites?