Good afternoon everyone, I have a message from all victims and survivors of bullying. And that message is this:
You have more to live for than you know. Please believe me when I tell you…you have so much to live for! But you are blind to it because your bullies have brainwashed you. They have been lying to you for so long, telling you that you’re worthless and that you should die. And they are still lying to you. I realize that it’s tough. It’s hard to stay strong when it seems that everyone is hurling negativity in your direction, but whatever you do, don’t buy into their lies! You are awesome, you are smart and you are beautiful in your own right. You have a divine, animal right to be safe and be treated with love and respect. God does not make junk. Everything He makes is perfect.
Yes, I know that bullies are very repetitive when they attack you. And the reason for this repetitiveness is to make you believe their crap. Yes! Bullies want to convince you that you are garbage and after so long, they wear you down. But stay strong! Don’t believe a word of it!
I too was a target of bullying when I moved to a small Tennessee town after having been an Army brat for most of my childhood and having lived in several different areas. From the sixth grade (arrival in this Tennessee town) until I changed schools during my senior year in high school, I was a victim of merciless and relentless bullying and even attempted suicide at age 14 because it had gotten so out of control.
I am so blessed to have survived the attempt and lived on to tell my story. I also went through a second round of bullying…bullying of the more sinister type when my husband passed away four years ago. I was cyber-bullied by not only a few of my former classmates but several others joined in and this was during a time when I was already in mourning. Bullies love to kick you when you are already down.
BUT….I want you to know that the torment will not last forever. There will come a day when you will no longer have to deal with your classmates and you can feel free to be yourself without fear of ridicule. I want you to know that your situation WILL NOT LAST FOREVER! I am living proof of this! I not only survived, but I won. I am now a very confident, happy and successful person! I am the mother of two wonderful sons and the grandmother of one precious grandson! I have a great career and so many friends that I couldn’t possibly keep up with all of them. I have written and am currently working on getting published, a book about my experiences with school bullying. My mission is to reach as many bully targets as possible around the globe and to assure them that they are awesome people in spite of what others say to or about them.
I know your situation seems hopeless and I know all too well the feeling of exhaustion that overwhelms you after having been bullied for so long. The desperately hanging on to your own dignity…the refusing to bow down to your bullies only to be bullied even more for that refusal…the being in a situation that you did not ask to be in and seeing no end to it…the wanting everything to stop! I was there once! But never give up! I know it can be unbearable at times, but hold on to yourself, hold on to hope, hold on to your future! You are worth it! You ARE worthy to be loved by others! You DO matter! You ARE an awesome person! Never forget that.