Posts tagged ‘bullying’

Keep Reaching

It’s been a few days since I returned from the Writer’s conference and I’m still on cloud nine.

There was so much information, my brain was going to explode! Desperate need for some introverted time to let it absorb.

I met so many amazing people and handed out my business card (which I’m secretly proud of since I made it) to anyone who would take it. I whole-heartedly believe that these will be friends and connections will be in my world for a long time.

Despite the amazing fun to be had, there was also work to do.

I had a critique with an established author, who had a few revision ideas, agreed to re-read my stories, then gave me a list of potential publishers.

This is the best news, cherry on top, kind of day!

Now I just have to revise, resubmit, and for real submit.

Voices will be heard.

We will stand up for the bullied children.

We will start changing the world.

Keep reaching for those goals, because dreams are possible.

The Next Generation

I have started teaching again and I am quite shocked at how…mature…the next generation of kids are. I don’t want to come across as the old person that complains about the next generation and spews stereotypes, but I am concerned for them. Where did all of their innocence go?

I’m not sure if it’s our new technology society or if it’s just a different wave of parenting, but these children know far more about adult content than I ever did at their age!

The more I’m immersed in their culture by sitting in classrooms, the more motivated I become to start fulfilling my call to action. I want to engage in anti-bullying awareness more than ever.

I don’t believe it’s too late to change people’s way of thinking and to encourage people to think from others’ perspectives before rushing to judgement. If we can get the new generation of kids to relate better to their peers, then hopefully, we can start to create a more tolerable and accepting society.

June can only come so quickly…

Verse of the Moment

I was doing my daily Bible reading and this verse spoke to me. I know this is what God has called me to do.

Prov318

Stop talking and Make Movements

You know when you wake up and have a great idea? Then you run off and tell all of your friends about this amazing idea. Talk about how you’re going to implement it. Maybe you even start the beginning stage and then suddenly you get busy. There are other things going on. You talk yourself out of this great idea because of some unforeseen fear. Now that amazing idea has just become a distant memory.

STOP!!!

You don’t need more money. You don’t need more connections. You don’t need anything that you don’t already have. You have the idea.

Things don’t make movements, Movements make things.

I’m going to start taking my own advice and do just that. Working on the movement. As one of my career changes, I was a substitute teacher. As I’m sure anyone with any connection to children, or memory of their school years, can relate, there are bullies. Some of them are worse than others, but either way you have children that are not comfortable in what should be a safe environment. Especially nowadays where everything is digital, which brings the bullying out of the classroom into every aspect of this child’s life.

I can’t stand bullying!! So I’m going to start a movement to help make it less appeasing to children. If it’s not cool to bully, maybe we won’t have as many. If kids understand other children’s perspectives, maybe we can produce a more understanding generation.