I share these negative comments from two of my Jennylicious youtube videos, because I found some great lessons from them. On my video, "Shake your biscuit," This person commented: I feel bad for ur children... Having a mom who doesn't kno how to act like an adult, grow up please!
And on my video,"I'm so pretty," she commented: I'm a girl, and even think ugly girls shouldn't make videos like this. Just saying.... Freedom of speech.
Interesting, huh? When I first checked my email and saw this, I cringed...a mean comment doesn't feel good. Oh, but it does, after you see that it is not about you, it's about them. One of the greatest lessons is to not take things personally, which is definitely a lot easier when it is a stranger.
First of all, I could delete it. But I won't. I am not embarrassed. I know who I am. I responded to her in a kind manner. Her opinion is through her lens she views the world with. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a really great Mom, and HELL YEAH, I am silly. I am never growing up and I don't care what anyone thinks of that. Being kid-like and also being a responsible parent is what I am. As for the second video, I guess she is saying I am ugly. Which is fine. I know I am beautiful and that is all that matters. She doesn't have a picture up, but I hope she feels beautiful and that she loves herself. When you truly love yourself, you don't need to comment mean things, to hurt other people. You wish everyone the best.
Plus, I did not come here to be liked, I came here to be ME. It's easy to retreat when someone doesn't like your video, your book, your painting, your photography, your music, or whatever. It makes you reexamine why you are doing it. It you are making it so that EVERYONE likes it, it's going to be watered down and not authentic. So why do I put myself out there, with my videos, to be judged by all the world to see? I make videos because they are fun, they uplift, inspire, amuse, & spread good vibes. I could always disable the comments section. But why? Other people may want to tell me that I made them laugh, giggle, feel lighter. That they decided to step outside their box and buy that leopard dress, because they were inspired by my zany spirit.
And no worries all you beautiful peeps, I will not be deterred by negative Nancies. I am still going to make videos, write books, and shine my awesomeness for all the world to see. I have a wonderful group of cheerleaders and I feel blessed to have them. I am cheering on each and every one of you who are reading this on. I believe in you. I believe in me. What energy you put out there, comes back you you. And to my naysayers, Namaste, Blessings, & all the yummy delicious to you.
P.S. My kids thought it was funny! I am so blessed to have them. My ten year old wanted to comment back a mean comment in my defense, but I said that would not make me look like a very good mommy. ;p MUAH! xoxo