Amy Rees Anderson

Two Words: “Stop It”

A few days ago I posted a blog about a young girl who was being bullied.  Then today my son sent me the link to a video and he asked me to watch it – he said it is a video that would change people’s lives because it hits the viewer in such a powerful way when they watch it that they cannot help but to step back and reflect on the way they treat the people around them.  The video is ten minutes long, which I realize is very long for people to take time out and watch, but at his request I did watch it today, and he was right.  This video will truly touch your life if you take the time to watch it all the way through the end.

It illustrates the importance of how we treat one another.  It illustrates how destructive gossip, envy, being mean, teasing, and sarcasm can be.  It also illustrates how a simple act of kindness can make all the difference in someone’s life.  I am going to keep my blog very short today in the hope that you will then take the time to watch the video attached called “Stop It”.  The message is loud and clear – if you are in any way hurting others, stop it.  If you are judging others, stop it.  If you are being unkind or unfair or petty or mean, stop it.  If you are gossiping or backbiting or making fun of others, stop it.  If you are doing anything other than being a kind and loving person, take the advice of this two word message and STOP IT!

Click this hyperlink watch the video:  Stop It

I loved the video and it inspired me to want to be kinder and more loving to those around me.  I hope it does the same for all of you.  Have an amazing day!

Smile 🙂



  • Brittany D says:

    Wow! That video is amazing and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing!

  • Donna says:

    As you said, this is a very powerful video…watched the entire thing which provoked much sadness in me. I realize this is so many people’s reality every single day. It touches children and adults alike and it is time to STOP IT! Thank you for sharing & I will do my part & share with others as well. I believe children starting in Kindergarten should be taught about what Bullying is and what it looks like! This resonated with me deeply as for the first time in my life I experienced the affects of bullying in a workplace setting & speaking up about it ultimately cost me my job!

  • Delcia Crosby says:

    This is interesting. Yesterday’s blog reflected what we learned in seminary earlier- we can’t change what happened, so there is no point in reacting negatively. We can choose to get offended or upset, but in the end we still have the power to choose. Today’s blog talks about the very same video we watched in seminary today. I have seen it a few times, and it is super powerful. The main boy in it is actually a senior at Alta High School (my high school!) and the bits where he makes comments about juice reflect his personality because he loves juice. 🙂 But bullying is definitely mean, and it should not take place. I have never personally seen anything like this happen to anybody. It makes me wonder if my eyes are not open enough to what is actually happening. If there are people I know who are being treated like this, I want to be the person who steps up and is their friend. Nobody deserves to be bullied.

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