Seriously at times I have considered getting rid of the pre-approval of comments on my blog and just trusting in the human race.
But then a couple of months ago I had quite an aggressive one about me being a bad mother so I left well alone.
But nothing prepared me for today’s highlight.
A few weeks ago I wrote this post about starting to learn to love and respect myself as I am.
It was a well received post with a lost of people tweeting, messaging me saying they also are trying to get into that place too.
Well today I was surprised to receive this comment.
“This isn’t about finding yourself it’s about getting attention cause you are vain. Or maybe you are after a sympathy shag”.
Seriously how in the world do I respond to that?
Obviously this person believes my journey is about vanity rather than self confidence and self respect.
To be perfectly honest I’m in shock at this response. I don’t believe I was courting attention at all.
I wasn’t going to publish this as to be honest I was embarrassed but you know what that’s how bullies work. By making you stay quiet and question who you are.
My journey is simply that MINE. It’s something I am going on for me.
I share it so others can relate not to procure sexual favours.
Enough said !!!!
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I’m back from my week at camp. I feel like I’ve travelled into another universe. In the middle of a field in Wem, Shropshire with no television I had managed to convince myself the riots were a mere fabrication of the media.
Returning home I’m struck by the horror of reality.
I don’t know what to make of the scenes of carnage I am witnessing on my television screen.
The irony of it all makes me sick. I have spent a week with some of the bravest people I know. Children fighting for their lives, living with severe disabilities. Parents facing daily battles arguing for necessary equipment to ease, improve their child’s quality of life. Yet I don’t see them taking to the streets looting, stealing, destroying. Using the excuse of feeling sorry for themselves of the life they have to live.
Whatever the reasons there is no excuse for the violence, the sheer horror of what is occurring.
My heart breaks when I think of the way our country Is being portrayed around the world. I hope people will understand that the mindless thugs are a minority of England not the majority.
I think of the homes, businesses, lives destroyed in the last few days and I’m lost. I cannot comprehend how people must be feeling.
I listen, read the rage against the police the politicians and yes I agree mistakes have been made but the fault lies at the feet of the rioters. Nowhere else.
I don’t know what the future holds for our country. I pray that from destruction can come new growth. That changes that can be made.
Right now I pray for peace, may the violence end and may all people be safe.