Monday, January 24, 2011

I love you Mommy

Every once in a while you run into something where a stranger bares their soul for the world. And then this stranger will touch something deep inside us. Inspire us. And cause a reaction to take place.

And it comes in a lot of forms.

And it can come on youtube.

And it can be from people like 15 year old Brittany whose mother is diagnosed with Alzheimers

My grandmother had dementia as well. I watched dementia take my grandmother away before she was even gone.

And while I've been too scared to confirm it, I know that the likelihood of this disease can increase through genetics. That is not a possibility I want to be faced with when I look at my own mother.

What Brittany is doing, is something I'm too scared to even find out if I have the strength to handle.

This young woman inspired another. A 13 year old girl in another powerful and touching video on youtube. And the title of her video is dedicated to her inspiration, Stay strong, Brittany.

To be honest, I don't know who actually started this. At first I thought it was just these two gals, then I clicked on another video that looked similar and I felt like I opened the flood gates. God knows how many videos by different individuals, mostly teenagers, some even telling their deepest darkest secrets and most of them ending with a positive note to live on.

In the half hour I watched the videos I tried making my way to the video that started the 'tumblr secrets' videos. Then I remembered I had life and death exams this week and stopped. Watching some felt like a slap to my face, WAKE UP. LOOK AT THE THINGS PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH AROUND YOU.

Just a reminder, what you see isn't always what reality is

CC out


Okie said...

Very powerful indeed.

The Internet has a little bit of a bad vibe because of what "some people become" when hidden within the anonymity of the Internet. That same "bad side" takes on a very good light in situations like these where complete strangers can bare their soul and be support to one another. It's amazing.

Thanks for sharing these.

Constructive Attitude said...

The internet can be so amazing. And looks can be so deceiving. Thanks for posting this.

Youthful Wisdom said...

This kind of is motivating me to do my own video but I'm not sure about what. Its interesting how small the world is becoming through the internet and how much people are able to affect one another positively through it. Thanks for the post!

Okie said...

As a heads up, I have just awarded you the "Stylish Blogger Award" over on my blog.

Woo-hoo! :)

Mrs. Cullen said...


cc said...

Okie- Omg thanks so much for the award!! and thanks for the comment.
YW, CA, C- Hello. you're welcome