Friday, November 26, 2010

A Message from the WASH Staff

by Kathy Foust on behalf of the WASH group

We just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a happy holiday season. As very often happens around the holidays, there are life events that sometimes interfere with doing the things that are so important to us, like keeping up on a blog that is dedicated to sending a positive message. The absence of regular posts this week does not make us any less concerned about the issue of bullying. If anything, it saddens us that some of life's issues can get in the way of pursuing the very things that mean the most to us.

The very fact that posts were missed this week is an indication that doing things like this blog are not the only way that we can make a positive impact on this world. I feel confident that my fellow groups members nod their heads as I say that if we cannot put the effort that is needed into a positive post, whether it be due to physical pain, a broken heart or a need to tend to our own families, then we would rather not post at all. Our goal here is quality information, not random posts stuffed with keywords.

Never fear, we do promote positive living in our own lives, even if we don't post on here. We might instead write an encouraging note to a loved one, give our children much needed hugs or search for something positive to say about a day that seemed to suck the life out of us. With that being said, we ask that you too take time out of your regular schedule to let a child know how important they are, to nurse your own broken heart so that you can remember that you too have value or to even do something as simple as smile at a stranger because you never know, that may be the only smile they get that day.

Mathematically speaking, if we push the positive, we leave no room for the negative. Today, I have posted a link to 'The Secret', a wonderful book that explains a simple concept about how you can draw positive results into your own life and the lives of those around you. I encourage you to look into it and maybe even do what I did with mine. I bought a copy, read it, absorbed it, then passed it on to someone else with the understanding that they do the same.

From the WASH staff, happy holidays to you all. May they be filled with love and hope and may you all embrace your own self worth, no matter what the negative people in your life may present to you. Remember that no matter what happens, people can only hurt the core of you if you give them access.


  1. Well said, Kathy! Thank you to our readers for your support, your enthusiasm, and your patience during this time of growing pains. There will indeed be a new post coming that deals with the topic of when schools become the bully and the students and families become the victims.

  2. Thank you, Kathy! You have found the right words again. I couldn't have said it better myself.

    Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones, all of you who may read this.

    A happy holiday to you all!


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