There is a war going on. A war within ourselves and a war of love v. fear. Stand up for those who need you. There is strength in love for others. Sometimes the simplest gesture takes the greatest courage. It could be what makes the difference in someone’s personal battle. Speak up!!
Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
Makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter.
Christina Aguilera, “Fighter.”
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only love can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I remember it like it was yesterday. I’ve blogged about this before, but today: I feel my friend standing behind me. Skinny. Blond. Troubled. Bullied. And now, gone. But I feel him, and I remember the first time I stood up for someone. It wouldn’t be the last.
If for no other reason, I loved S.W. for his tenacious refusal to stop eating lunch in the cafeteria. I will never fully understand how bullying plays out in other regional arenas, but y’all: in the South it is brutal. All our mommas knew each other, got their “hair did” together…
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