NFL and No More - Is It the Answer?
I was reading this morning about being mastered by others. The question asked was "What is mastering you?" It was just three little paragraphs in a book called Simple Suggestions for a Sensational Life by Paula White. I felt compared to share because it opens so many doors in the mind about how we allow ourselves to be mastered sometimes.
When I started searching Jaaxy for a great key word combination for this post, I came across roadblocks. Okay, I did not spend more than five minutes because that is all it usually takes me to find a great keyword combination with Jaaxy but I had to dig a little deeper this time. I came across the NFL campaign against domestic violence when I typed in "no more". Do you see the door opening? Is the NFL and No More campaign the answer for those suffering from domestic violence?
I realize the NFL is really covering their butts about what happened with some of their players, the main reason for the campaign. I realize that starting to talk about domestic violence on the scale they are currently doing raises awareness tremendously. I just question if all the money is going in the right direction.
Could the money be spent better in programs that work with domestic violence victims directly?
The national exposure is great for the football league but does it really help the victims?
As a former victim myself, it was people working directly with me that gave me the self-esteem to say "no more" myself that really made the difference.
These victims need personal, one-on-one companionship to build their confidence to change their lives.
Back to the three paragraphs before I get on too much of a rant here. The scenario the author presented was that of a waitress filling a cup of coffee and asking you to say "when". She gets distracted and you don't say "when". You end up with a mess.
The moral: People need to learn to say "when".
It is a great campaign slogan for the NFL "No More" (and maybe they are doing great things behind the scenes to help victims that I don't realize) because it is the answer. People will take advantage of others in many ways not just in domestic violence. Victims are the ones that really need to say "no more" because no one else can do that for them.
We must learn to take personal responsibility to say "enough is enough". Others will continue to dump, dump, dump until we do.
I know because I was a victim, we get in situations sometimes because we are too nice to certain people and certain people will prey on our kindness. There is a time when we have to stop being nice and say "no more".
Is it time for you to say your cup is full in certain areas of your life?