I'm going to be nicer to other members on CM...and here's why.
It's easy to bash another mama who is strugglingwith a situation you've never been in or can't ever picture yourself in.
It's easy to toss out a hurtful remark and go on about your day...not realizing how that remark stays with the person you directed it towards.
It's fun for some to get a reaction after they've hurled out some hurtful remarks. Maybe even a game.
CM is notorious for mean women responding in hurtful ways...especially with the Anon button...
And I'm included. And I feel remorse.
So...after reading this (below), I've decided that I'm going to be nicer to other mamas on CM, and I'm going to try my hardest to be the type of person in the prayer below, written by Saint Francis of Assisi.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
... to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.