You’re Not the Only One
How many times has something happened in your life and you’ve felt like there’s no way you can share it with anyone because no one else has ever dealt with the same thing as you?
I did. I thought it was shameful that I was bullied in school. There was a girl in my class who would kick me in the shins and would say truly terrible things to me. Other kids saw it happening and never said a word, so I thought it was just to me that this was happening.
But if you’re reading this, then it probably means that you have also dealt with bullying in one way or another. That right there tells you that YOU are not alone.
What I want you to know is that you’ve never been alone. You may read this next part and roll your eyes. And that’s okay. You may think, “That’s fine for you, Brittany, but you don’t know my life.” And you’re right. I don’t know your life. I know my life, though. And I knew that God was with me, every step of the way. Especially in the moments I felt the most alone.
You may be feeling like you don’t want to read anymore because I’m being “preachy”, but that’s all I’m going to say on the matter. For now.
When we live without hope, we turn to other things to feel something. It may be that we’re trying to gain control of something in our lives. We may turn to things like cutting, drinking, drugs, sex, or many other things.
But the thing about those things listed above is that they can make us feel okay for a short time, but when it wears off you have to do it all over again because it. just. doesn’t. last.
I’m not going to yell at you. But what I’m going to say is: come back here again. When you’re feeling most helpless, hopeless, lost, or broken, email me! Or find my page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/brittanydstonestreet) and send me a message.
If you’ve found this page, there’s a reason. I’m here for you!
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Thank you, Paul!
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