All month long during National Bullying Prevention Month, the stars of Disney Channel and Disney XD have been posting pics of themselves with their “Choose Kindness” t-shirts on, and they chose the message for their shirt.
I have to say that I really loved this photo and note from Miss Sarah Gilman of “I Didn’t Do It” today (Wednesday, October 29, 2014). She talked about how we all should “Be Natural” and even quoted Rowan Blanchard (“Girl Meets World”) who talked about flaws.
This is a must-read from Miss Sarah as she shared her thoughts and feelings on something she deals with in her own life (and I am sure that many others do or have at some point in their lives – including me):
As you might know, October is anti-bullying month. As the month passed I watched my close friends post the most inspiring words on how to #ChooseKindness. I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what I wanted to say and I think I figured it out. Be natural. I’ve struggled with bad skin since I was younger and it can be really difficult for me to walk out of the house without some form of makeup covering me up. A couple weeks ago @rowanblanchard wrote, “We all have flaws, whether we choose to accept them or not.” Honestly, how is she only thirteen? But she’s right, we all have flaws and we choose whether or not we accept them. Confidence isn’t an on/off switch. I can’t suddenly stop comparing myself to other people and love my skin, but I can work to be more myself, more confident, more natural. That’s why I chose Be Natural as my #ChooseKindness slogan, as a reminder that everyone is trying to cover something up, emotionally or physically, and we should be more sensitive to that and trust that we aren’t alone, that we should choose kindness. So October is ending but choosing kindness shouldn’t, and I hope you guys will join me to live kindly, sensitively, and most importantly, to live naturally.
Beautifully said, Sarah! 🙂 You have just helped many others believe in themselves!