Red Ribbon Week? What does it mean? What is the interpretation? Does it mean we are vulnerable? Yes, absolutely it does! In every aspect of our lives! It means we are also held accountable. The choices that we make are not only for ourselves, but also for our loved ones, our friends, our co-workers. Every decision we make affects someone, whether the result is good or bad. That is why we have Red Ribbon Week! It is a mental check to remind us what we need to do every day, all year round, that can and will directly affect someone close to us.
What does Red Ribbon Week mean to you? Is it a way to help a friend stay off drugs? Is it a way to help a family member with alcoholism? Is it a way to keep your boyfriend from drinking and driving? Is it a way to keep your girlfriend from texting and driving? Red Ribbon Week is all of the above! It is a way to remind each one of us that we are NOT invincible! It is also a way to stand up to peer pressure and not be bullied into a situation that you are not comfortable with! It means that we must take a stand for what is right and hope that the result of our choices does not result in death!
Making the pledge is telling your family and friends that you have taken on a role of self-respect and confidence and that you have made a commitment not to do DRUGS, not to get mixed up with ALCOHOL, to BUCKLE your seat belt, not to TEXT and DRIVE, not to DRINK and DRIVE, not to BULLY another individual and not to give into PEER PRESSURE by any form!
THAT IS RED RIBBON WEEK! BE RESPONSIBLE AND CARRY THE RED RIBBON THROUGHOUT THE NEXT YEAR WITH YOU! YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!
Julie and Austin Breitenstein, Motivational Speakers
Julie Breitenstein’s son, Austin, sustained a traumatic brain injury due to a texting and driving accident. For the past 3 1/2 years, Austin and his family have learned that there are many things to be thankful for. “The miracle I have is my son, who survived when he should not have!”