I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front these last few weeks – I have been stuck in a dark funk, and if I am honest I haven’t even tried to get out of it.
I see a tiny speck of light at the end of my dark tunnel – I will reach it soon.
But I am not here to talk about my troubles.
I am here today to talk about bullying.
This week is Anti bullying week.
Bella’s school are wearing blue today for anti bullying week.
I have always tried to teach Bella that we should be kind to everyone.
Which is an important lesson that we should all teach our children – because I believe that thoughts and ideas of how we treat others should begin when we are young.
Having been on the receiving end of bullies – I know how it can break a person.
It can make you feel so small and so worthless.
It can push you to your breaking point.
Make you feel like you have weights around your neck on daily basis.
Why should anyone have to deal with that?
To go through that everyday.
It breaks my heart to hear of those who have been bullied to the brink of suicide – some very young children have taken their lives.
It makes me feel physically sick that I live in a society where bullying is still seemingly socially acceptable.
It gets filmed and posted on YouTube for the world to see.
When did it become on to be a bystander or to even film someone elses pain?
But it’s a start right?!
If I don’t say anything my opinion will never be heard.
Because bullying happens all around in many shapes and forms – its not just physical bullying.
Unfortunately adults bully too. I don’t really want to go into the whole trump thing – but i think you get my point.
Bullying is wrong.
Bullying hurts people.
Words hurt people.
Hate hurts people.
We need to be someone who builds others up and not one who tears them down.
It starts with kindness. It starts with a thought.
Do you know what?
I wrote the title of this blog post on Friday and then poof! No ideas!
Literally couldn’t think of anything, it was incredibly frustrating.
I really hate having writers block…
But as I sit here with a glass of wine in my hand, with the kids in bed I think I got it 😊
Joining in with kate and her linkup of lovely bloggers for five minutes of free writing.
This week’s prompt is journey
Ready, set, go
Life is a journey.
Everyday is a new challenge.
But sometimes it’s easy to forget that life is a journey.
Often I will get stuck in a rut or get stressed out about the little things.
In fact I stress about the little things a lot.
For example trying to toilet train Ariana before she starts school has been a nightmare. A fist clenching, hair pulling nightmare.
It took months. Months of accidents, uti’s and poop fear.
Yes you read that right! Poop fear. So much so that she ended up constipated.
And during her toilet training journey I stupidly compared it with toilet training Bella – who took 2 weeks.
Doing so I caused myself more stress. I felt like a failure.
What I failed to realise was that – this was part of Ariana’s journey. Her journey of growing up.
And I probably stressed her out – fairly certain I was giving off vibes of stress-ness.
You know when you can feel someone’s energy?!
Anyway I am going off on a tangent.
Once I realised it was her journey that she would complete in her own time – we were onto a winner.
And interestingly she got there on her own.
She just got it, it clicked.
She completed her journey in her own time – I didn’t need to push her there.
Our lives are a journey.
A series of moments, memories and lessons that we learn throughout our lives.
We will learn and live in so many ways
But we can’t rush ourselves to complete our journey – take your time.
Journeys aren’t meant to be rushed.
Enjoy the view, take it slow.