Friday, January 13, 2012

Be Positively Positive

It's Friday.
Woke with a song in my head this morning.
The song everyone loves to hate.
Rebecca Black - Friday

I have an eight year old daughter.
She loves the song. Loves the girl.
My daughter is about the sweetest girl you could ever meet.
And she likes the song everyone loves to hate.

Why do people love to hate it?
Why do people love to hate in general?
What happened if you don't have anything nice to say,
don't say anything.

I'll admit it's not my favorite song.
Not even close.
But I would never berated and hate on a young girl trying to live her dream.
I would never publicly insult her or say nasty things toward her song on a public forum.
Opinions are like assholes.
Everyone has one.
It doesn't mean you have to share yours.

Sharing something positive and constructive?
But why! Oh why! Do people feel the need to be so hurtful?

If you don't like it, don't watch it.
That simple.
Keep calm and carry on.
My daughter loves the song.
She finds it fun and catchy.
She's eight years old. Perfect audience for a song like this.
Different strokes for different folks.

I went to a movie with my kids a year ago.
They had a preview for Justin Bieber's movie.
You should have heard the comments that came from the mouths of parents
in the audience of that theatre.
"I swear that kid has to be gay."
"God I cannot stand that idiot! He has zero talent."
"If I have to hear one more thing about Justin Bieber, I think I'll shoot myself."

Really people?

This is the way you talk in front of your kids.
Negative Nellies the lot of them.

Read any Yahoo article out there.
Heck, read my hometown paper online.
The comments section are ferocious.
Everyone hides behind the screen and throws daggers and shit at the screen.

Why are we such an unhappy and negative society?
Is everyone so full of toxic hate that they can't help but spill over?
It makes me sad. It makes me scared.
Scared for my kids. Scared for future generations.

I say we start now.
It's a new day.
Let's start a movement of positivity.
For every negative comment out there, post a positive.
For every hateful word, share two words of love.
For every bit of nonacceptance, tell someone you love them just the way they are.

No one's perfect. If you feel the need to rip, do it with your spouse.
Have fun poking with a friend. Get it out of your system and move on.
Don't post it permanently.
Don't put it where it can hurt others.

Let's change this world and choose to be positively positive.

I dedicate this post and song to my darling daughter who is

She makes me want to be a better person.


Robin said...

You have a wonderful daughter!! And your daughter has a wonderful mom!!

John said...

Great post Nacherluver and I agree totally.

Glenn Stenson said...

There's little doubt where your darling daughter gets those traits. I am positively positive it is because of you.

Jennifer Richardson said...

Bravo!!! So so SO very well said.
Yes, a million time yes.

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