Stand Up

19 Jan

Bullies don’t have friends. They simply are surrounded by people who don’t have the courage to stand up against them.

Stand up.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

Who ever said that is full of shit. A bully can use emotional blackmail just as easy as violence to hurt you. Someone who manipulates the truth, threatens you with the loss of their friendship, someone who flies off the handle easily and has you running to pick up the pieces for them?

That’s not a friend. That’s a bully.

You don’t have to be hit or have your lunch money stolen to be the victim of a bully. Every day, all around the nation (nay, the world), there are people using the strength of emotions to dominate other people. To abuse them with their words. And all around them are witnesses. People who could see what is going on, if only they had the courage to open their eyes.

And stand up.

Don’t look back on your life, on your relationships, and realize that there was something you could have done. You could have helped someone who was being bullied. You could have helped yourself.

You can help today.

You have the strength. You have a voice. You deserve to be heard.

You only need to stand up.

Song title: Stand Up by Mel McDaniel

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