Monday, April 14, 2008

Taking A Stand

Believe me, I know that this is going to seem like it came out of nowhere, but I have some stuff to say, and this is as good of a place as any to say it.

I have been thinking a lot lately, about things that I’ve done and said about people - people who I have hurt because of those things that I did or said. When I think of the people who I have hurt, either on purpose or inadvertently, because I didn’t keep my mouth shut, I didn’t mind my own business, I talked shit and I gossiped and I was MEAN – I am ashamed.

I am ASHAMED to admit it – but that’s what I’m doing. I’m admitting it, and I’m putting it out there in public, and I’m going to try my best to change. I can’t take those things back, but I can change my behavior, and try to be a better person, and most importantly, I can do my best to make sure that other people do the same thing too.

I don’t know how many people are going to read this entry. Maybe 5, or 50, or maybe a few hundred. But if you’re one of those people who is reading this right now, listen up, please, because I am talking to you.

I CHALLENGE each and every one of you you to say, enough is enough – NO MORE. No more shit talking. No more gossiping. No more spreading lies. No more whispering about people. And no more standing by pretending you’re not guilty when the person next to you is making fun of someone else. I

f you don’t stand up and put an end to it, you’re just as bad as they are. And if you don’t stand up and put an end to it, odds are, next time it’ll be you.

Every single one of us has done it, and it’s time we stop. If I can do it? You can too. And I don’t care how cheesy or lame or corny that sounds.

If I can do it, you can too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are sooooooooo right!!
Love, Mom #2