The last couple of days has had me really thinking about how mean we can be to each other. Did you ever wonder how girls get to be mean? When I was growing up I didn’t really have friends that were mean until I got to high school but I’ve noticed that kids are getting bullied and picked on much earlier in life. I walk about 3 to 5 kids a couple of days a week to school and each of these kids is nice to each other and very respectful to me. A couple of years ago I was concerned by a couple of the older girls. They would pick on each other and were often disrespectful to the other kids. I used to tell them that was not right and they would listen but maybe I should have gone a step further and talked to their parents. They are no longer riding the bus and I often think about them and wonder if that has changed.
This morning I was walking our group and one of the gals who is super sweet and always so considerate gave me a sweet compliment. I walk in the morning back and forth at the bus stop so that I can get some more steps in to hit my monthly goal. She walked with me for a while and asked me why I walk back and forth. I told her that I felt like I had gained a lot of weight and was hoping the walking would help me to lose weight. She was so sweet and said “You are pretty no matter what you weigh.” I was surprised by that. I planned on working out when I got back from taking the kiddos that I hadn’t taken a shower so had no make up, was wearing a hat and just looked a mess. She made my day because it was nice to hear.
I was talking to a coworker yesterday that mentioned that we have a very cliquey group at work. I had been noticing it lately and felt like the vibe at work was changing but I work from home a lot so thought maybe it was just me but after she mentioned it I realized it was true. I get kind of a catty feeling in our environment now at work that wasn’t there before. It really makes me sad because I truly believe that we should not treat each other with nothing less than consideration and respect. Women should really stick together and lift each other up because our lives are hard enough without getting some bad juju from other women.
Let’s be nice to each other ladies!
Let’s try our hardest to smile even when we are not having a good day.
Let’s try our hardest to compliment other women and make them feel good, it will help us feel good in the process.
Have a great day you beautiful woman!