I don’t know that this post will get published.
I’m gonna try my hardest to make it so that I CAN publish it, meaning that I’ll write it in a manner that my mother would be proud of.
No cursing. I’ll try, Mama.
I feel like I’ve already written a version of this post anyway, but this crap keeps happening. Doesn’t everyone read my blog?!?!
The Issue? MEAN COMMENTS!
Want to know what I’m talking about? Go read any post with an open comment section.
People leaving mean, hateful comments. Judgmental comments. Presuming things about these bloggers when they really don’t know. PRESUMING that it’s OK to say mean and hateful things.
One could argue that myself and these ladies ASKED for the criticism since we put our lives online for all the world to see.
Those kids aren’t buckled in. Walking near a downed tree? Great mom she is. Travis isn’t smiling. They’re getting a divorce! She must be a real bitch.
I beg to differ. Just because you blog and open up your life DOES NOT give others the right to bash that life and your choices. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, yes. But no one is entitled to speak hate or judgment.
Haven’t they watched Bambi!?!
If you can’t say something nice, don’t say it AT ALL!
And it’s not just with blogging! It happens ALL THE TIME, all around us.
A teen at our high school hung himself this week. Right there on campus in one of the bathrooms. Gone. Done.
Part of the reason for his suicide? BULLYING. People saying mean things and not noticing that there might be something wrong with it.
The thinking before we speak. THAT’S the problem. We don’t do it.
What kind of message are you sending to others when you bash them? When you judge them?
I’ll tell you. You’re confessing your OWN insecurities and your OWN prejudices.
YOU become the smaller person. Funny, I often find that the people who leave nasty comments DON’T leave a valid email address or blog URL. I wonder why that is.
I simply encourage you (us ALL) to speak kind words. To not only hold back the mean words, but change them around into KIND words.
A promise = You will hurt no one with kind words, but you can crush a person with mean ones.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
Have a GREAT weekend, you guys! Spread kindness. Speak wisely.
This is basic common sense, right!?!?!!!!
QUESTION: Have you ever written a mean comment? Has someone ever bashed you? How can we change this?