Monday, April 19, 2010

Courage and being Strong

I went to a movie this weekend. Yes, I went to a movie. I don't usually do that, it just kind of bores me to sit still for so long. Well, I don't think I will be going again for a long time. I should have gotten up and walked out, but unfortunately, I didn't. I guess I didn't have the courage. It makes me sad that I didn't, I apologized to k and b for not doing that. If I as an adult with my peers who believe the same things I do cannot get up and walk away, how can I expect my own children and young women to walk away. I was surrounded by friends who know what I know, and have the same values as I, but many times our teenagers are with peers who don't necessarily have the same values. I wish I would have acted on my instinct, and walked away. Next time I will, I don't like how I feel. I truly think that everyone there wishes they were the one who stood up and walked away. I am convinced that if one person would have, the rest would have followed. I wish I would have remembered what someone once told me. "When ever there is a Nephi who stands up for what he believes, there will always be a Sam who follows." I commit to be that Nephi in the the future, whether it is a movie, or something else. How can I talk about courage to my young women when I don't have the courage to do the right thing. I suppose that is what repentance and the atonement are all about.

Good things:
1. Recognizing wrong (even when it is too late)
2. Repentance
3. Those who walk away


Beth said...

Aren't you going to share with us the title of the movie so we know not even to try to see it???

Lady Fox said...

Ahhh... I was one of those people who didn't get up. I can not believe the shame I felt. I have committed myself all over again that I will be strong enough to walk away from such garbage. I am sorry to B and K too. (and S) As a young women leader I should have known better. Sorry friends. :(

Sue said...

what movie?