Bully movie

There is new movie coming out which addresses the issue of bullying in our schools. We have all had the experience of witnessing others being bullied, being bullied ourselves, or we ourselves as children acting out bullying behavior towards others. Whatever the case may be, I believe that since the 1960’s when I was a youngster, things have gotten much worse.

I haven’t got the answer as to why. I suppose there are a lot of reasons why. But I do know that it needs to stop. Will it ever stop completely? I doubt it. However, I have no doubt that if people pull together as seen in this movie trailer, there will be a hugely significant change in the numbers of those children being bullied, and I believe that number will lesson!!

Take a moment to watch the trailer…have your children watch the trailer….go to the theater to see the movie with your kids when it comes out. Then join in making that huge difference.

Watch The Bully Project movie trailer on YouTube

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Soon Approaches…

“All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all of the time.” -Julie Andrews

My husband of almost 32 years and I just recently went through some extremely difficult shifts and changes in our relationship. We separated for a while, but one day I read the Julie Andrews quote about love (quoted above), and it struck a cord in me…what she says is very true. Happily, my husband and I are reunited. We have jumped back on the carousel of married life and are reaching for the Golden Ring…our 50th wedding anniversary! I will be 71 and he 76 so we may have a good chance of making it to 50 years of marriage!!

“Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.” -Mark Twain

So; HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY to all, and try not to give up on a worthwhile marriage!!!

Live, Laugh, LOVE.

You Have to Laugh at Love, Because We All Love Laughter and We All Love Love!!

Can YOU be a Johnny today?

Watch the following video clip — it is a story of Johnny, the grocery store bagger. It is very short, but it will remind you of why and how we make an impact in what we do.

You may even want to share it with others, and I hope you will. It’s amazing how one young Down’s Syndrome bagger made such a wonderful impact on those customers lucky enough to have Johnny bag their groceries!

Watch Johnny the Bagger on YouTube

And You Shouldn’t Have To Pay For Love With Your Bones And Your Flesh, Pat Benatar

September is National Prevention of Child Abuse Month…why the heck wait for September. We have to protect the kids everyday from being under the gun of controlling manipulative adults. Turn up your volume and listen to Pat Benatar… and thanks for watching out for the kids!

2008 National Association of Broadcasters Speech by Tim Robbins

I’ve been saying for over 20 years that I am tired of the media’s hunger for broadcasting unpleasant news, news stories in poor taste and stories which glorify negative sensationalism. Most say we can either choose to watch these programs or simply turn to another station. However, television today is so inundated with foul language, foul behavior, and negative sensationalism that unfortunately there remains very few stations which provide excellent programming.

This is a testimonial by actor/producer Tim Robbins at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Listen to Tim’s speech at NAB. He speaks what I feel.

Real Beauty Comes From Within

Dove ‘Evolution’ is a riveting, 1:14 time-lapse film of a young woman’s transformation from pretty, but ordinary girl to strikingly beautiful billboard model.

It deconstructs the beauty myth by revealing everything from the impact of lighting through the application of hair and make-up to retouching, to the photoshop-stretching of neck and impossible widening of eyes, ending with the comment, “No wonder our perception of beauty is distorted.”

Its goal was to promote Dove Self-Esteem workshops in Canada and create broader awareness of the Dove Self-Esteem Fund.

View Dove ‘Evolution’ on YouTube

This second video is from the same campaign, it is titled “Onslaught”.

View Dove ‘Onslaught’ on YouTube

Go to Dove’s Campaign For Real Beauty.