Is it truly so hard to STOP?
After my previous post, I've had a few FEW people come to me and start going off about Yes I hate This group and that group... or I can't do stuff with this group because that group will get mad... etc. SERIOUSLY. KNOCK IT OFF.
There are many groups out there in support of adoption, of birth moms, of adoptive couples, of hopefuls, the list goes on. I am part of A LOT of groups. I don't pick apart what one group does better than the other. I don't pick which people are the worst in that group. I don't worry about any of that. If someone is having a hard time, or wants to celebrate... THEN I PUT MY HELP IN WHERE NEEDED. I am not there to criticize, to pick apart, to belittle, to spy, to break down. I am in these groups because we all need support, we all need love, and faith, and courage and mercy. Where can we go if we can't feel safe in these areas?
I have determined, that if there is something going on in a group; say a retreat, or a class, or a get together; if its going to help you on YOUR journey... GO AND DO IT. Join in, and do what you need to do to grow and heal. If you need to go so you can express your story positive or negative, you should be able to do it in a safe place.
If you are going to GOSSIP about "she stole the idea from her" or "she is stealing the idea from them", you need to take a step back. With all the blogs, websites, facebook pages, support groups, adoption groups, etc, there is bound to be repetitiveness. BUT, I can assure you, how rare it really is for someone to "STEAL" another story. Maybe you take and IDEA about a blog post. Or and IDEA of a doing a retreat, either way there is probably someone, somewhere, that is doing that EXACT thing that you are, or that they are.
As I stated before. We all have strengths and weaknesses. ALL OF US. Oh if I were to sit on here and list all my weaknesses i'd be on here for weeks. Believe me I sat down and started a list of weaknesses. BUT, guess what, we all have strengths as well. And what I lack in my abilities, I can learn to accept them, and grow from them. I can learn to make a weakness a strength. And I can do that by being a part of EVERYTHING.. I can do that by supporting all adoption triads, and realizing its a part of life.
What I will do though, is be done. I have blocked people who don't do much other than pick out every piece of negativity they can. I have blocked those who go out of their way to pick apart every other person they can find that doesn't have a view of adoption that we may have. This is it. This is the end of this road for me. No more posts about competing, or gossiping, or whatever between adoption groups.
I am here to find the POSITIVE, I am here to embrace the negative. I am here to do my best to help those who have had crappy adoption experiences. I am here to grow, and learn, and succeed in life.
Stop gossiping about our community and what you do or don't know. Or what you THINK you do or don't know. If you THINK this person is going to assume you stole their idea, GO TO THE SOURCE. Tell them of your concern, OR tell them that you got an idea from them, and that you wrote it about your story. Good grief, if we were all allowed to only share 1 story or experience... we'd be SCREWED. The end. We wouldn't have anything worth sharing, or growing from. So STOP IT. Be better. Be stronger. Be wiser. BE THE GOOD. Push for the good. Push for the positive.
Is that a rambling enough for the masses????
Its all over the place I know, but oh my heart can't take anymore. So its done. It has had all it will take. And I am going to go back to doing what I need to do to grow and heal. What I need to do to be able to help another. Because that is what I am here to do. To be the good, to be a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, or someone to have a friggin awesome sauce party with!!!!!!:) Be jealous:)
I love this community, and all that we have in our hands to be proud of.
So lets start being proud. Being the winners, the educators, and the fighters(in a good way).
LOVE YOU ADOPTION GROUPS, ALL OF YOU.
We need a united front. WE ARE ALL FIGHTING FOR THE GOOD OF ADOPTION.
How can we educate, and instill the idea of adoption if there is so much crud? Lets just stop.