Brava Greta Thunberg!

Dealing with bullies is, unfortunately, a part of life. The question is, how do we respond? Do we shrink in fear or do we throw it back in the face of the bully?

Every December, Time Magazine announces who their “Person of the Year” is. This is usually someone who is noteworthy or is working to improve our world. This year, the person of the year is Greta Thunberg.

The adult thing to do would be to first congratulate her and then perhaps emulate this bold and unapologetic young lady. But you know who took the usual Twitter temper tantrum because someone else was in the spotlight.

We all know that you know is a bully. His tweet was as follows:

 “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”

Her response was pure perfection. Her bio on her own Twitter feed has been updated to the following:

 “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend.”

Seeing that their potential victim gave it back to them, most bullies would have given up. But you know who is not the average bully. Someone in the Presidential campaign photoshopped you know who’s head on Miss Thunberg’s body.

One of the truths of life that we all learn as we get older is that we can’t always win. However, we can be mature about the loss and let someone else step into the spotlight. But as we have learned over the past three years, that if nothing else, you know who has the maturity of a four-year-old.

G-d help this country if he wins another term.


Flashback Friday-An American Girl Holiday (2004)

There are two paths in life to take: the one that is easy and the one which is right (and by nature is much more difficult).

In the 2004 TV movie, An American Girl Holiday, Samantha Parkington (AnnaSophia Robb) is a young lady growing up in the early 20th century. She has just moved in with her grandmother, Grandmary Edwards (Mia Farrow) and will soon begins lessons on how to be a lady.

She has also become fast friends with a girl next door. Nellie O’ Malley (Kelsey Lewis) is not the daughter of the neighbors, but a servant of the family. Can these girls remain friends in spite of the differences between them?

I recall liking this TV movie. It has moments where it becomes a little preachy. However, the message of doing what is right instead of simply taking the easy way out is timeless and ageless.

I recommend it.

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