So I must apologize for my absence. You see after my last post I received some disturbing messages that, well, really got me upset. It wasn’t from someone responding to my latest posting, it was someone who chose to send me a message anonymously, saying some very disturbing things and involving my kids in their hate message. So as a mom, I went into protection mode.

I have no problem when someone responds to my blog, good or bad, everyone has a right to their opinion and we can all learn from different points of view. But the main thing is, the replies are not anonymous- they are stepping up and owning their opinions. So for that, I give much respect to those who take the time to reply to my posts…..negative or positive.

There really was a brief time that I thought about packing it up and never putting out another post again….but I got over that. You see, if I give into a bully what am I teaching the Danger Twins? What example am I setting? I would be basically teaching them that when someone is bullying you accept it and back down. WRONG!!!

I would like to think that there is some deeper issues going on with the person who sent me the messages, possibly bitten by a rabid goat? But thanks to the wonders of technology, I now know who it was who sent the messages. It is unwise to think we have any anonymity in this day and age of technology…but bless your heart for trying.

With all of the cases of bullying that show up in the news, now is the time we need to spread kindness and empower as well as support those who are bullied to stand up and know they are supported. No one takes your power unless you freely give it away…..and I’m taking mine back.

So I guess thank you is in order to my newest “admirer”! You have not only given me the kick to use my voice again, but now it will be louder!

For more information on what you can do to stop or prevent bullying contact your local health services agency or for more information go to:

www.dosomething.org

www.stopbullying.gov/

Understanding Bullying

Bullying is a distinctive pattern of deliberately harming and humiliating others. It’s a very durable behavioral style, largely because bullies get what they want—at least at first. Bullies are made, not born.

Bullies couldn’t exist without victims, and they don’t pick on just anyone. Grown-up bullies wreak havoc in their relationships and in the workplace.

 

Until next time…..

~Lynnie