Glue #FMF

Today’s blog has to be a quick one and I have to get it out early since I don’t know when I’ll have a chance to sit down and write it.  The day has arrived!  Spring Break.  We leave in less than an hour.  Kids are still asleep so here is my Five Minute Friday link up to Lisa-Jo Baker.

Today’s word is GLUE…

 

glue

A silly Saturday Night Live quote that popped into my mind. An old one yet such a simple one.  I have seen that skit so many times and why, until this morning, did it not hit me how profound it really is?  We laugh every time we see it.  That awkward teen, Mary Katherine Gallagher, who was taunted and teased by her peers, had a sense of pride so big that she even called herself, “Superstar!”

So many people are teased and made fun of.  We hear stories of bullying everyday on the news.  Bullying is not a new thing.  We see it everywhere.  We hear about it too often.  If only poems like these really worked to keep it away when it happened.

Mary Katherine Gallagher, although only a television character had such a positive self-image.  How awesome would it be if everyone  could rise about the meanness and still come out feeling like a superstar.  Even better, how awesome would it be if everyone could just be nice?!?

Five minutes is far to short for a “proper” blog about bullying, but is still a good way to send a reminder.  Just be kind.  It is that easy.

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6 thoughts on “Glue #FMF

  1. Kathryn Shirey April 18, 2014 at 6:25 am Reply

    Love this! I told my 4yr old the other day, that he really just needs to follow one rule – be nice to others. Not the 10 rules on his classroom wall or the numerous instructions we give him everyday – but just one. Sounds a lot like the message of Easter, now that I think about it. Don’t get wrapped around the rule book, instead focus on loving everyone and the rest will fall into place. Have a wonderful spring break!

    • clairesinclair April 18, 2014 at 6:38 am Reply

      So true. ONE rule. That is all. Be kind. We can always hope!!

  2. NJ Rongner April 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm Reply

    I read today on someone else’s FMF post (and sigh, I can’t remember who it was) that those who are hurting often hurt others the most. I think it is really true!

  3. Rebekah (@WeLiveInspired) April 22, 2014 at 3:12 am Reply

    I have laughed at that SNL skit many times! Bullying is such an issue today. I think it has become worse with technology and cyber bullying. Thanks for this gentle reminder. Kindness is the best way to live and is the character of Jesus anyway. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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