I sometimes wonder how often we just give away parts of ourselves just to keep the peace.
When we are tired and weary and we just want the arguments to stop.
How many times do we teach our children to just be friends.
Just try to get along.
Yet their hearts are actually breaking from the pain.
“I know she’ll hurt you.”
“I know she said some things that she shouldn’t but move on and try to be happy”
“Kids say things they don’t mean don’t take it to heart.”
“Just ignore it”.
Yet each cruel word is etched into their soul.
Why do we say its okay when it’s not?
The Internet is full of kids lost due to bullying.
Souls broken unable to take anymore.
Were they told to be nice?
To ignore the bullies.
To try and be friends.
Just be strong.
By telling our children how to be we take away who they are.
And who they are is just fine.
No one deserves to be made to change.
To feel ashamed in their own skin,
It’s not about getting along.
It’s about being given the freedom to sing your own song.