By nature, children are happy and carefree. Their only responsibilities are to obey their parents and guardians and to complete homework and a few chores. Outside of those responsibilities, they engage in play and pretend, or they’re supposed to.
Bullying has a way of stealing everything that matters from you.
Bullying steals your happiness and takes the joy out of life.
It strips you of your confidence and self-esteem, and with them your sense of safety, security, and peace of mind.
Bullying takes away your dignity and respect, and with it your pride.
Bullying gags you, silencing your voice and overall ability to communicate.
It robs you of self-expression.
Bullying snatches away love and belonging.
It steals your ability to think for yourself and forge your own path in society.
After a while, it tires you out, wears you down, and zaps you of energy.
Bullying steals your childhood and causes you to grow up way to fast. It takes away your innocence and faith in humanity. If you’re a bullied adult, it takes away dignity, respect, and good-standing in a community.
In a nutshell, it robs you of power, of autonomy, and of freedom!
As with anything that is stolen, you can always get it back! And how you get it all back is by keeping company with those who love and uplift you, indulging in your hobbies, displaying your talents, focusing on your goals and dreams, and reciting affirmations every day! You also get it back by working on yourself. You do it by changing your thinking!
Here’s a quick note: I’ve found that when I focus on my goals and where I want to go in life, I don’t have time to focus on any bullying or negativity! Try it! You’ll love it!
I won’t lie to you. It will be tough, and it will take a while. But nothing worth anything is easy or quick. Right?
You’ll never get back the years they bullied you. But if you put in the inner work needed, you’ll eventually get back your confidence, your dignity and everything else they took from you.
I promise you! It’s worth it in the end and you’ll be so glad you were patient and put in the work!