How Forgiving My Childhood Bully Made Me a Better Person

You're reading How Forgiving My Childhood Bully Made Me a Better Person, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Growing up, I was not the cool kid - and my peers noticed. I couldn't escape — they were relentless. They would tease me in the hallways, call me fat and poke my sides. They would pass me hateful notes in class and watch as I tried to hide my hot, angry tears. But most of the name-calling happened behind my back. I knew from their glances and stares, whispered words and pointed fingers. And all of this was just as painful as the cruel words spoken to my face. My only hope of ever fitting in was to join Girl Scouts. The outdoors were my escape and I adored everything about nature. So, when I hit the fifth grade, I signed up. By that time, however, most of the mean girls had already laid claim to the troop. Instead of finding a safe place and acceptance, I found myself in the same hostile environment as before. Thankfully, by the time middle school came around, we moved to a new school district. Only then did I finally feel like I was accepted for who I was. I certainly wasn't the most popular, but at least I had friends and no one to openly harass me. Finding Forgiveness It wasn't until college that I realized most of the mean girls I faced in elementary school were dealing with their own problems — parents filing divorce, sib...
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