I did not stand up for the underdog.
I did not do what I felt in my heart was right.
I chose to ignore rather than act.
I chose the cowards way out.
Today I witnessed a woman repeatedly verbally abuse a young girl (maybe 10 yrs old) she was shopping with.
I watched as this young girl with shoulders slouched and head hung down tried to avoid eye contact and the abuse she was being subjected to.
I had tears in my eyes.
I heard others around me muttering but none of us acted.
I imagine this little girl hoping beyond hope that someone would step in and help her and none of us did. I feel like we collectively let her down.
I so desperately wanted to go over and give her a big hug.
What do you do in this type of situation? How do you gently and without judgement try to help and intervene. How do you NOT make things worse for that poor little girl?
I need a solution. This inactivity on my part is unacceptable. What is the right thing to do? My heart breaks for this child.
I failed today.
My voice was weak today but what I do know is that as a collective we mothers have a protective roar that can turn this world upside down. Please help me to harness this roar and make a change.... a change that will hopefully make a difference in the lives of children who really need it!
Where do we begin?
ROAR with me!!!!!