A Word of Advice

News flash:

I am an easily offended person.

Those people have always gotten on my nerves...yet here I am, joining the ranks of the easily offendable.

Allow me to explain.

I don't care about your sexual orientation.

I don't care who you voted for.

I couldn't care less about keeping up with the Kardashains or what they name their children.

I'm not bothered by the color hair the teenagers have these days. 

You can breastfeed in public, no offense taken.

You can bottle feed your baby - fed is best, I always say.

You can choose to vaccinate or not to vaccinate- that is the question these days.

You can have one, two, three, four, heck, you can have five kids if you want to - they ain't keepin' me up at night!

I bet you're thinking, "Wow, Deidra.  I thought you were easily offended, what is it that raises your blood pressure these days?"

Here it is. What you've been waiting for.....

I'm easily offended when people are not nice.

Im bothered when they lack an ounce of compassion for their fellow man.

I really dislike when they don't hesitate to judge what they can't possibly understand. 

While I say I'm offended, I'm really more hurt than anything.

I'm hurt when people judge my parenting choices when they don't know me, my kids, or our situation.

I'm hurt when I see people bullying others. Especially when said people have no idea what the other person is going through.

So here is my unsolicited advice for today:

Don't judge what you don't know.  (If you can't do that, at least keep your thoughts to yourself!)

Show compassion.  (Any random act of kindness will do!)

Be kind. (All it takes is a little smile to brighten someone's day.)


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