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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How to Turn Hate into Love

Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.

Out of all of the quotes I've heard in my life, the quote above is one that has stuck with me, and that I try to live by daily.  I feel like lately there have been a whole lot of people bashing what they hate, especially through the use of social media.

Every single day that I get on Twitter, I see something about a thigh gap.  Because apparently if you don't have a thigh gap you're a beluga whale, but if you do have a thigh gap, its because you're promiscuous and have a loose vagina.  You just really can't win when it comes to thigh gaps. 

For those of you living under a rock (or that have a life that doesn't involve TV... kudos to you!) a championship college football game came on at the same time that The Bachelor premier came on.  (FYI:  There was also a Blacklist marathon on, too.  I'm obsessed.)  Immediately the tweets began.  Here are some of my favorite gems from last night:

"They got a name for girls who watch the National Championship Game instead of The Bachelor.  Keepers."
"Even thought I hate football I'm watching it #wifemeup"

"She watches the #BCSChampionship instead of #TheBachelor #ShesaKeeper"

Since when has a woman's value in a relationship, and just in society in general, been determined by whether or not she likes football?  Or whether or not she has a thigh gap?  I think if we all took half of the time we spend bashing and bullying others and invested it into loving & bettering ourselves, the world would be a much different place.

This week, I challenge you to keep promoting what you love in mind.  You can tweet about how much you love football without dissing girls who are watching The Bachelor.  You can tweet about how much you adore your figure without bashing the figure of other girls.  Let me know how it works out for you this week!  Happy Tuesday!



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