Good Thursday Morning, Friends! My Soul Intention: If you have to put someone down or belittle them in order to feel good about yourself, you will live a lonely life. There are no bully babies and if you watch children you will begin to notice they take on behaviors modeled for them at home. Their religion, political views as well as how they treat their friends is learned by watching and listening to those they love most. When there is a bully at school and you meet their parents you may find yourself thinking, “Of course.” The first thing the parents will do is deny it, then they will blame the victim, the teacher, the parent of the victim and the list goes on and on. Rarely does a parent of a bully admit, “Yes, we have too much anger and belittling going on in our home.” You see, putting others down is common. It’s done with gossip, or rolling your eyes while another is talking. It’s done by being racist (when you make excuses and blame another race for your life choices), it’s done with religion when you exclude others as not worthy of God’s love, and it’s done when you talk badly about your spouse to others. We all need to work on what we are modeling for our children, our partners and our friends. If we want a better world, we need to begin with being more watchful and aware of how we treat others. Let’s build each other up rather than tear each other down.