Anything worth doing will have struggles. But anything worth the struggle is worth doing ~ Megan Finsel

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sticks and Stones

To the kid in the back who hates his glasses...
To the girl who doesn't smile to hide her teeth...
To the quiet boy afraid of his lisp...
To anyone who has ever been picked on, mistreated or judged…

This is for you

They call us nerds, dorks, weirdoes, oddballs, and outcasts; but they don't really know us. They shun us, despise us, hurt us, threaten, beat, embarrass and scorn us. But they need to take the time to see the truth. You can't judge a book by its cover! So why judge a person by what you see on the outside? It says nothing about what's going on within us!

Because, that kid: you have nice eyes!
That girl: you have a beautiful smile!
That quiet boy: you have a great personality!
And to all of you who have been ridiculed someway, somehow: you're amazing just the way you are.

And they’ll wish they had seen it.
    You shouldn't be afraid to be yourself; you shouldn't have to hide the true you. So don’t let their words chain you, don’t let their opinions bring you down, because those are lies.  

This is the truth about beautiful you:
What they call your "disability",
Does not determine your ability.
And what they say is your imperfection,
Helps to make you perfect in your own way.
There is no mold you have to fit,
No one you have to please.
Simply be yourself,
That’s all you need to be!

If you've been bullied (like so many of us have, in one way or another) this message is for you. Go ahead and leave a comment, we're listening to you©