It’s Not My Fault….

blameToday is National Blame Someone Else Day.

And you only thought it was bad enough that it is Friday the 13th.

National Blame Someone Else Day is celebrated on the first Friday the 13th of the year.  This year it is today.  This was invented by Anne Moeller of Clio, Michigan in 1982 when her alarm clock failed to go off, creating a series of bad things that happened to her throughout the day.  That day happened to be Friday the 13th.

Personally, I have been the blamee instead of the blamer this week.

“Check your area again.  You must have lost the disc.”

It’s funny how people will shift the blame when they are put on the hot seat.  We also call it “throwing someone under the bus”.

Blaming someone else tends to have a pay-it-forward affect.

Well, today is the day to do it and now there is an “official” day for it.  But, at midnight, the blame will wear off and you will be back to your old self again.

Something tells me this isn’t just a one day thing.

Here are some things to remember about blaming others:

  • People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror.  There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most.
  • Blame doesn’t empower you.  It keeps you stuck in a place you don’t want to be because you don’t want to make the temporary, but painful decision to be responsible for the outcome of your own life’s happiness.
  • Blaming others is an act of refusing to take responsibility.  When a person can’t accept the fact or the reality, they blame another person or the situation instead of taking accountability.
  • You can get discouraged many times, but you are not a failure until you begin to blame somebody else and stop trying.
  • When you keep blaming others for every mistake you make in life, one day you will look back and realize you where the mistake all along.

Hey, I didn’t write this.  Someone else did.  It was Anne Moeller’s idea to make it National Blame Someone Else Day!



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