Mean girls…are you one? You know what I am talking about if you have ever traversed the rivers of the middle & high school season of life. I like to believe that most mean girls mature out of that phase of life and develop sensitivity towards others and just stop being mean…but as I was reminded of recently it doesn’t always happen that way. Unfortunately, some mean girls don’t stay in Middle or High School; sometimes they graduate and develop into UBER mean girls or as I like to call them Old Mean Girls (OMGs.) I found myself super frustrated at some friends recently when I saw their OMGs come roaring to life, and I just didn't see it coming. It wasn’t directed at me but it broke my heart to see otherwise lovely ladies stoop to this level. Now I am rethinking a friendship or two. I am sure I had my moments of being a mean girl at some point or another as a young person, and I have also been on the receiving end of my fair share of mean girlness, but somewhere along the line I walked away from that pettiness, meanness and just total waste of time (several decades ago as a matter of fact). I don’t want to rear children who are like that and I know I don’t want to be that person. I don’t want to tear others to shreds with my words or actions, just because I can. Life is too precious, people too special, and friends too rare. Why, do this?
Don’t be an OMG!
You are now returned to your regularly scheduled program while I climb down off my soapbox!