Dear Bully

Dear Bully,

Why do you torment me so? Why do you make me cry every time I come home from school? Do you know that what you’re doing is hurtful and makes me feel terrible? I hope if you are reading this you have decided to make a change in your life. A change that means you will apologize for your actions and pain you have caused and show everyone that you want and are willing to change your behavior. Deep down I know that you feel bad for what you have done to others. You didn’t realize your actions would cause pain. I forgive you for hurting me. I forgive you for my tears. All I want is to show you that I am not going to let you affect so many people anymore. I am standing up to fight against people like you and make the world a kinder place. But I do have faith in you. I have faith that you can cross over to my side of the line and be another person who is putting an end to bullying. I know you are capable of being kind. You just have to be willing to give kindness a shot. Love yourself first. Then let others love you. Know that you too aren’t worthless. Lend a hand, not a fist. Smile, don’t scowl. Still be yourself, but be the kinder soul we all know you have.

A lot of people may not like you right now, but ignore their words as they do to yours. When people tell you that you cannot do it, listen to your inner voice telling you “You can do it!” It’s going to take some time, but in the end, will we all unite and spread kindness together. I am rooting for you. I am not giving up on you. Be a part of the change.

Sincerely,

Sophie, a victim of bullying

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