Welcome to the Valentine's Day edition of Friday Frivolity. We have two awesome co-hosts joining us this week so be sure to visit their sites and say howdy! So what do Lady Gaga, red rain boots, trolls and bullies have to do with Valentine's Day? I'm so glad you asked.
Have you heard that Lady Gaga is fat?
Yup, the trolls took to social media to body shame her after her Super Bowl performance. Really? First, where is this flab? Second, that was your take away from her performance? Third, have you nothing better to do?
Third Grade Fashion Police
Meanwhile in local news, according to the Queen Bees of the Third Grade at our elementary school, these red rain boots are for girls only.
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Yup, a few of my son's schoolmates saw fit to ridicule him for wearing "girls rain boots". I know I am behind the times fashion-wise. Did I miss a memo that says red is now exclusively a "girl" color?
Trolls and bullies
I'll never understand the trolls and bullies that feel the need to put others down.
J was confused when his friend was explaining to me what happened. "But, I'm a boy?" He still doesn't understand when people are making fun of him. Not only does it not register with him, he cannot comprehend being mean just to be mean. He was probably just annoyed they interrupted whatever he was thinking about to tell him about their fashion dictates.
Lady Gaga's response to the criticism was inspirational. She ignored the haters and encouraged everyone to love themselves.
I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too.
The most important person to love is yourself.
Unlike my son or Lady Gaga, I would probably crumple under such criticism. There are others that would become so filled with self doubt from the careless hurtful words of others that they take things to the extreme by harming themselves mentally and physically.
Words are powerful. Choose yours carefully. Especially when talking about yourself.
Or as Lady Gaga wrote:
Be you, and be relentlessly you. That's the stuff of champions.
This Valentine's Day, and every day, I urge you to love and cherish yourself. You ARE worthy.
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