Sometimes it is just enough to go talk to the person being bullied and letting them know that you care about their feelings. It doesn't mean that you have to take the leap and be best friends, although you never know, that could be a perk from it. But it is about being human and understanding on a very real level what that person or child must be feeling when going through it. We have all been through something, or most have, where we have felt belittled, ashamed or made to feel less than ourselves. Now amplify that by any number you wish and you may get close to what the person who experiences bullying day in and day out feels like.
Don't let another child lose their self esteem, or even worse, their life because of bullying. If you think that it is happening to someone in your school or life in general, go talk to an adult, a teacher, a school counselor or principle. Don't turn a blind eye to this cruel and ugly act.
For more ways to obtain information on what you can do to help please visit The Bully Project.
There was a Facebook post by a wonderful, caring lady named Reba McEntire and I urge you to take the time to go read it. If you click on her name, it will take you to her post.
I will close with the wise words and song of Bette Midler, "I'm Beautiful, I'm Beautiful, I'm Beautiful, Dammit." I say that you are beautiful. Believe in yourself enough to try and take it one day at a time. It does get better.
Have a peaceful night!
Johnny Bryan Ward