I followed an internet link this morning.
The real woman.
The real beauty.
Free from the mask.
Damned if the comments aren't crude, rude, nasty, judgmental.
What is wrong with people?
She bares all.
She is gutsy.
She is daring.
She is famous, powerful, smart, strong, dare I say beautiful????
I actually prefer to see the real her.
I'm not a big fan of the performer
but I have gained a whole new respect for the woman.
Why is it that people have to be so mean?
Why do people feel the need to voice their negativity?
Why do people choose to be so hurtful?
It is like a bully mentality, this whole internet thing.
The comment sections disgust me.
Everyone hides behind a screen and throws the ugliness around.
For all those judging.
What do they think of themselves?
How is their career going?
How much money do they have in the bank?
What do they see in their own mirror?
I love, love, LOVE au natural.
I love people for who they are.
The raw them. The real them.
I love that my husband doesn't like makeup.
I still feel uncomfortable leaving the house without a touch of a mask.
"Why?" I ask myself.
Now I know.
It is this crazy media driven world which judges on masks.
Who has the best mask?
Me? I would rather live in a world where everyone took off their masks.
Accepted themselves. Loved themselves.
Stop the bullying. The judgment.
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No one is perfect.
We all judge at times.
We can all work on it.
Be aware of the words that cross our lips.
Be aware of the impact our words have on others.
Tonight I am attending a presentation.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to attend locally.
Here's the scoop.
"A one-hour presentation on Rachel's Challenge. Rachel Scott was the first student killed in the Columbine tragedy. This dynamic presentation will challenge each of us to become proactive parents/community members to help support our kids to embrace and respect individual differences, appreciate the value and worth of all people, stand up for others that are being mistreated, know "who" they are and recognize their worth, and to reach out and help others."
What an important message.
(total random side note but somewhat related. yes. more of my rambling cranial purge. shortly after seeing the article on Lady Gaga, I saw a whole article on anti-aging tricks and tips. what does that really mean? we're all going to do it whether we like it or not. anti makes it sound like we're against it. wouldn't it be great if we could embrace it? every line, every wrinkle and grey hair represents time, stories, experience, lessons. how about 'aging gracefully' instead.)
I feel extremely grateful for the online communities I have encountered.
My blog connections.
The online classes I have taken.
My CM sisterhood.
Such an amazing and supportive crowd.
I am in love with the positivity, the love, the generosity.
It's out there. I know it is. I see it and feel it every day.
Perhaps it's not the norm. Perhaps it's not everywhere.
But the love is there.
Please keep this in mind as you go about your day.
Pass a little love around today.
Make a ripple.
If we all join in, we'll be making waves.
All of you.
For being here.
For your love, positivity and support.
I love you.
Have a beautiful day.