I'd like to organize a blogfest based on this show I stumbled upon called, If You Really Knew Me on Mtv. From what I've seen so far, these two folks are travelling around to schools with a day called, Challenge Day and trying to bring teens together across the divides of race, religion, sexual orientation, cliques, etc.. If it is possible for you to find this and watch it OnDemand.... DO IT NOW.
As I have watched this show where real teenagers open up and tell the cameras their fears, secrets and hurt feelings....I've come to one conclusion. MORE ADULTS NEED TO STEP UP AND TEACH THESE KIDS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Show love. Show tolerance. Show respect. I'm listening to the problems that they bear upon their tiny, inexperienced shoulders and I'm bawling. I wish I could visit every teen in the world and tell them that it's okay. I love you. I can listen to you.
These shows are obviously not good for me to watch on a daily basis. *wipes a tear*
Sooo what about a group cyberhug?? A cyber-challenge day? I would love for anyone, any age to either leave me a comment that finishes the sentence "If you really knew me, you would know that..." or write a blog post beginning with that sentence. Then come back by and link it for me. Or tweet it.We're all in this world together. Remind everyone you know. Let's run it for a week. This week, or next week....could be both. I don't think it will hurt if it went wild. Spread the word. Let's get to know the REALITY of us.
If you really knew me, you would know that I struggle with self confidence daily and I worry every moment of every day that I'm not the perfect mother, wife or friend. You would know that I love people and crave their approval.