Happy Anniversary Arianna's Random Thoughts!

I was just notified by WordPress.com that today is Arianna's Random Thoughts' three-year anniversary! Time flies when you are having fun! Thanks to all for being there along the way. You are fantastic! This is a celebration for the whole community.

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Years ago, a fire started in my heart to make the world a kinder place.  Yet, I had no idea how to set this idea in motion. Then by random coincidence, I saw the movie Evan Almighty, where this on-screen exchange occurred between the lead character and ‘God’:

“An ARK is huge and I don’t even know how I should begin.” – Evan

“Well, I hear that a lot … people want to change the world but don’t know how to begin. You want to know how to change the world, son? One act of random kindness at a time.” – GOD

This was an ‘awakening’ moment for me; I realized I could make the world kinder by starting a conversation about bullying. A small step for some; but for me, it was large. By speaking up about my personal experiences with bullying and about learning that I deserved to be treated with respect, was a powerful act of courage for me.  I stood up for myself; I spoke up. That is how I came up with the notion, Stand Tall & Speak from the Heart.

The way I share kindness is to help others who have been dealing with bullying through expressing my thoughts online and offline about this issue. Through giving them a safe place to share and to be heard, I let them know that others, like me, have overcome the trials of bullying, have persevered, and are still shining.

Thank you for brightening my path! (c) Arianna's Random Thoughts
Thank you for brightening my path! (c) Arianna's Random Thoughts

For much of my life, I didn’t know how to handle criticism. A people-pleaser who was deemed “too nice”, I spent much time trying to make others happy. I kept quiet about being bullied, such as through repeated insults and exclusion; I came to accept this treatment as the norm.

When I realized I didn’t have to keep quiet about being bullied, I took action against it. This blog, Arianna’s Random Thoughts, resulted as a forum for me and others to share our experiences about bullying. I wanted to create an online supportive community that would give comfort, peace, acceptance, and most importantly love to all who visited the site; a place for personal healing, enrichment and growth, as well as a place to learn from and help others.

That is how Arianna’s Random Thoughts emerged. It is how I try to make our world a kinder place to live – by helping others Stand Tall & Speak from the Heart one random thought at a time.

Will you join me? Looking forward to many years to come :)


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See you at the beach!