“Trust me, everything will be different when you get older.”
But I wasn’t older yet, and I was doing everything the greatest thought leaders told me to do… “Live In The Present.”
Maybe, just maybe, that’s why it took me so long to start “Living In The Present,” and understanding its power.
When I was younger, the terms “present, now, and this moment,” prevented me from believing in a better future. I was so consumed by my “then” reality that I couldn’t begin to imagine a positive future.
- I was bullied constantly.
- I was afraid to go to school every day.
- Some days, I didn’t think things could get worse… and then they did.
- I cried every night.
- I contemplated suicide.
As parents, You need to be the people who make your children smile, check up on them often, make sure they know you want the very best for them. Your children need you to watch out for them… always. Yes, your kids may take you for granted. Eventually though, they will get it;
It will all make sense to them, because remember, when they are little, people like that are hard to find.
They need you more than they know.
Looking back, my parents didn’t always have the right answers, nor did they always know what to say to make me feel better… but they were always there. They let me cry, they wiped my tears, they made me smile and laugh, but most of all, they made me feel safe. Nobody could have done what they did for me; NOBODY knew me like they did. My parents saved me.
No matter how much our kids push us away, or how little they share with us, they need to know how important they are to us and that we will always be there for them.
Have you experienced bullying? What about your children? Please leave me a message or comment below if you have any thoughts about this topic. Every story impacts someone and I want to hear yours.