What just happened? Why are they looking at me like that? Why are they laughing? Did I do something funny? No. I’m just working. So what’s so funny? Is somebody behind me? No. Nobody’s at the window. So why are they laughing?
I went immediately into “ignore mode.” I kept my head down and made it look like I didn’t notice. A few days later it was still going on and I couldn’t take it anymore.
I asked them to stop. Okay. I know that’s not the best reaction because then they know it’s bugging me or making me upset.
Okay so here’s something that people should know. When you’re bullied for a year you are going to DEFEND YOURSELF. And I mean A LOT!
Trust me. I still defend myself. Even from my family. I don’t mean to. It’s just that I’m so scared of the pain. I cried after school almost every day.
Anyway back to the story. I will not use names but I will let bullies be aware that I will never forget 5th grade. I will never forget how mean you were but I WILL forgive you.
And I now know that no matter what people do or say, I am beautiful. I am smart. And I am more valuable than ANY riches. And I hope that YOU realize how valuable YOU are.