Don't Be A Bully

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.

I never believed I was a bully. You might not either. I never thought I was cruel, judgmental, critical, and disrespectful. I always believed a majority of my bones were all good. I treat everyone, no matter their past or what they have done in their life or their current actions or who they choose to be, with love. I feel everybody deserves it. When it comes to judging, never do I let those thoughts enter my mind about others. Everyone is equal. With all I say and do to others, it is out of love to build others up and contribute to an increase in their self-worth. I see no other way to treat every single individual in this world….well, almost everyone at one point. I realized I lived my life as the exception to that rule. I used to be my own biggest critic. Before anyone else had criticized me, I had already criticized myself. I had already spoken the negative words, already released from my mouth the cruel statement. Every morning I would stand in front of that mirror and pick apart every inch of myself. But I realized that for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I didn’t want to spend my life with someone who was always critical, always demeaning, always cruel. So I decided to stop being my own critic. I chose to stop being my own bully. It was time that I accepted all the great things about me, and I encourage you to do the same. Be attentive to how you think about yourself internally, and apologize to yourself for those words. Vow to only let yourself hear love from this day on.

J.L.

Jenna LairdComment