Tonight I watched some of the most heartbreaking videos. Tonight I read some awful statistics. Of course I am bothered by bullying, but tonight I actually FELT bullying. These poor children who have to endure this on a daily basis; I can't even comprehend it. I was bullied a time or two or three when I was in school. I know it's much worse now with all the technology we have and all the social media we have such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. People can be very, very cruel.
I'm not going to lie when I say that as a parent, it gave me a little bit of anxiety. I never, ever want my daughter to be on the receiving end of bullying. I am also going to do everything in my power to make sure she is never the bully. Kids aren't perfect. I get that. Adults aren't perfect either. I think back on many instances of when I was in high school and other classmates were picked on over and over again. Flash forward to today, and some of those people are so wonderful and I'm happy to call them my friends. I wish other people had taken the time to stop their antics and put themselves in someone else's shoes. Heartbreaking. I'm rambling now because I'm really not sure what to say about the subject. It's such heavy material.
Okay, I'm off my soapbox for the night. My last words are just, be kind. Try and reach out to someone you think may need a hand today. You never know how much you might brighten a person's day just by saying hello.