“Let them judge you.
Let them misunderstand you.
Let them gossip about you.
Their opinions aren’t your problem.
You stay kind, committed to love,
and free in your authenticity.
No matter what they do or say,
don’t you dare doubt your worth
or the beauty of your truth.
Just keep on shining like you do.”
- Scott Stabile. .
With all my friends posting their kids back to school pictures of or even the 1st days of Kindergarten pictures... Y’all been tuggin at the heart strings all week!! .
I love seeing the pure excitement on their faces, just makes my heart melt. .
But, it also makes me think back to when I was younger. .
I remember anytime the teacher said we were going to read something Popcorn style, wishing I would be invisible and no one would call on me. I am talking all the way through high school. . .
My mind didn’t process the words the same way as everyone else, so it made me a slow reader and I sometimes stumbled with words. I was teased, I was told I was slow, I was told I was stupid. .
To this day, I am still a slow reader, but my reading comprehension is above average. So something people thought was a weakness ended up being one of my strengths. .
I know what it’s like to be different, and just want to be like everyone else. .
My hopes is no kids experience bullying this school year, or ever for that matter. . .
But this something that is near and dear to my heart, if you are or anyone you know is being bullied, please reach to me or someone you trust! .
Don’t be afraid to be different! .