Determination is when inspiration, motivation and action come together. It is the fuel that feeds our passion. I am ready to do what I need to do to create a more loving and kinder world. It may be one blog at a time, one heart at a time, and one Gift of Love at a time; but, I am determined to keep going and make things happen. My heart breaks each time I learn that another person has committed suicide because he or she could no longer take the bullying! CLICK HERE for the recent story on the seventh grade girl who recently took her life.
I am determined to change that. VICTIMS no more!!! I want to create SURVIVORS of bullying. I want to create POSITIVE LEARNING and BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS, where KIND and LOVING words and actions are COMMONLY PRACTICED and not the exception. Let me ask each of you this, when you are out and about your communities and at work, do you become absorbed in your business? Do you become so focused that you lose site that there are others around you?
I am not saying that is bad nor am I passing judgment. I just want to make everyone aware how we can affect others in a positive way with very little effort. Encourage our youth by being role models for them. Let us unplug from our smart phones when around people whenever it is possible. Make eye contact and smile with others as much as you can. Make a point to greet others when around other people.
Try to value everyone with whom you interact at the grocery store, gasoline station, at work, at play and wherever you have an opportunity to make connections (especially when you are out and about with your children). It does not take much to make others feel valued. A little love truly goes a long way. And, children and teenagers pick up on more than we are aware as they really do watch the adults in their lives.
How you interact with others is a visual cue to the children in your life. Our children learn what is appropriate and what is inappropriate by how you act and react with others. Take for instance how you interact in traffic situations when you are in a rush to get somewhere, are you patient or impatient with the slower traffic ahead of you? Are you on your mobile phone?
Most likely I am blogging to the choir; but, I know I am even guilty at times of not being completely present. It is easy to get so focused in what we are doing that we ignore what is going on around us; and, in some instances this type of focus is quite appropriate. I am determined to do more and get my anti-bullying/kindness-promoting programming out into the our world. This is my passion.
You can do your part simply by taking baby steps to smile more and spread around a little more love (even if you feel it is undeserved). Do we honestly deserve the love we have been given by Jesus Christ? Every one of us fall short, but, God is Love. And Love does not pass judgement. Let us all live a life in determination, a determination to create more positive experiences. It truly is our choice. Let’s do it!
I will be adding more content and programs to my organization’s website, Hearts That Care, this month, so please check back often.
- What are the signs that my child may be bullying others online? (education.com)
- Khloe Kardashian is Frustrated Over Recent Suicide (celebs.gather.com)
- i Editor’s Letter: Bullying – it isn’t harmless (independent.co.uk)
- Anti-Learn Movement (cherishedheart.wordpress.com)
- Bullying (angelicpwrs.wordpress.com)
- Warning Signs Your Child is Being Bullied and Help (auctionshunter.wordpress.com)
- Sadness (donethisbefore.com)
- When silence isn’t golden (rakstagemom.wordpress.com)
- Bullying – A Positive Story…well as positive as it can be… (momecentric.com)
- Getting Back to Bullies (myritingboard.com)
Comments on: "Determination" (6)
Power to your determination, Angi! You go, girl!! Love your new art piece, BTW.
Angi, I really appreciate what you are doing, BTW. Power to our youth. I saw the video news story about this lovely young girl who hanged herself. So scary for parents to read and see stories like this. So important to install self-confidence into our children to help them fight back against bullying.
I just have to write to other parents out there, show love every day to your kids. I knew I was important to my parents and that it would destroy my family if I would ever do something like this. That may be the one thought that steadied my own hand as a teen (I underwent self-bullying).
About self-bullying: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://heyugly.org/images/TheBullyWithin.jpg&imgrefurl=http://heyugly.org/SelfBullying.php&usg=__lsA6tC4Zw3vSR34c19a9RMlG3p0=&h=286&w=469&sz=23&hl=en&start=2&zoom=1&tbnid=j1_8P8R0Uv7k6M:&tbnh=78&tbnw=128&ei=AlauT4TIOcjG0QHBhN2oDA&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dself-bullying%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1
Wendy, thank you so much for all your comments. I wrote about self-bullying in my on my other blog back in January 2011 (over a year ago). Here is the link: http://championofthetenderhearted.blog.com/2011/01/18/do-we-bully-ourselves/
I appreciate everything you posted and the link! It really boils down to 2 things: what we choose to take in as a the recipient of bullying and what we choose to dish out (hopefully love and kindness). ♥
I am absolutely on board! I will begin by following your suggestions and continue by following your website.