I saw a meme the other day that said something along the lines of how Fall is a season that reminds us that there are things we can let go of. Boy, that is so much easier said than done, but I love the symbolism of it.
In my last post I told you I had a monster post coming up that I wanted to tell you about. It’s a very important message on a subject matter that so many kids and families deal with on a daily basis, regardless of generation.
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and I wrote a testimony about the serious bullying that took place back when I was in middle school. I told it from my perspective of being the bully and it covers all of the serious, long-term damaging effects my actions caused another human being. After many years, I reached out to her to offer an apology that was long overdue and probably way too late.
In the post, I include her actual words back to me.
I don’t like to ask you to click away to read it, but I wrote it for Disney’s parenting site Babble because I knew they would also love to spread this word and reach as many people as possible.
It is very humbling for me to share it and I know I’ll be in the hot seat taking heat for past actions, but it is such an important message and I will do that. I have advice for both bullies and victims and I wrote it to hopefully inspire understanding on both sides of the painful fence.
If you read it and it resonates with you or someone you know, please share it. I hope to encourage others to take action and initiate apologies that are long overdue, and hopefully shine a light on the seriousness of it to begin with to stop it as it’s happening.
There are a lot of inner children out there walking around inside of adults today that need to hear those words, even many years after we have all grown up and moved on. I think we all have painful memories at the hands of our peers in some form or another.
I hope you can take the time to read it. Here’s the link:
Many of you have been with me since the very beginning when I started this blog. I appreciate you, and as always, thank you for your support.