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It’s okay to just breath


ImageHello to a beautiful generation of young people.

 Growing up in today’s society is so very hard.  I say that not because I am in your shoes, but because I see you struggling; and I am here to tell you that you will be okay! I know that I know that I know this!

God did not put you on this earth to watch you suffer.  He put you here to fulfill His purpose.  Let me be honest with you dear one, life is just plain hard sometimes.  It doesn’t make sense, and we feel stuck and alone.  It seems like at times we have no direction to go.  We feel numb, abandoned, lost.

Listen to me…..”YOU ARE NOT ALONE!” Sometimes it is okay to just breath.  If you need a direction to go – look upward.  Talk to God like He is your only hope, because He is.  It may seem like He left you alone with your struggles, but infact He is holding your hand.  He is allowing this struggle because He needs you.  He needs you to be strong and get through this because someday…..maybe sooner than later……someone else will be hurting; and you will be the one to say “I know how you feel, and you will be okay”

Hang on my love…..hang on tight.  It’s going to be okay!  We need you in this world!

Things need to change


When I was in second grade I had to get glasses.  No one else in my class had them.  As it was I had a profound overbite.  I did not need something else to draw attention to myself.  Yet there I was.  The only kid in my class with “four-eyes”.

In the fourth grade – I got bloody lips.  These two girls would follow me home (I had to walk about 5 blocks).  When they caught me one time, they hit me and split my lip open.

I got cornered in bathrooms, laughed at about things that I didn’t do, shoved, picked on and singled out.

It’s something we all have had to endure at some point in our lives.  It’s been that way for decades.

BUT THINGS NEED TO CHANGE.

We can no longer stand aside and watch these things happen!  We have got to start getting involved.  It really does not take much.  If we are driving down the street and there are kids ganging up on another kid, we need to stop.  Those kids are not going to hurt us.  If we are afraid they might, pull over and watch them while you call the police. We can’t just look at this as “kids being kids” anymore.

To a young person that is bullied, just a smile or kind word can make a huge difference.  I’ve posted before that words indeed do hurt, they can also lift up.  YOUR WORDS COULD SAVE A LIFE.

Let’s not stand aside and watch anymore.  We can make a difference.