Shirley

Shirley believes that God makes all things new - including me and you! She has two beautiful daughters who are her heart and soul! She is passionate about her family, her horses, photography, and most importantly, God above! She writes to support, encourage, and uplift all those who may be struggling as she knows what it's like to struggle herself. Thank you for joining us. We're so glad you found Light Love Hope.

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  1. Nancy
    August 19, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

    What a positive message!!

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    • Shirley
      August 20, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Nancy.

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  2. Adrienne
    August 19, 2014 @ 12:28 pm

    I was bullied as a child. It’s never a good feeling or experience. Children must have a safe place to be themselves. Schools should be that place. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Shirley
      August 20, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

      I knew I couldn’t be the only one, Adrienne. Thank you for sharing that you were bullied also. We spent more time at school, and it should have been a pleasant experience. Children should want to go to school, and yet so many do not want to step through the doors for fear of what will greet them as the day goes on. Some bullies do it in front of other students to show how “cool” they are (this happened to me on the playground). They are mistaken, though, because that does not make them cool at all! Others wait to get their unsuspecting prey caught off guard in the bathrooms at school (unfortunately, this happened to me also!).

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  3. Tiffany
    August 19, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

    Bullying is definitely an issue that is present way may than we may think or even want to accept. My daughter is only 5 and she is already fearful of school simply because of the bullying she has experienced in her other actvities. Teaching her not ot return the actions is hard but I know one of the best ways to stop it from continuing.

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    • Shirley
      August 20, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

      Very true, Tiffany. It is hard when this happens, but please encourage her to speak up when it happens in other activities so it can be addressed and not allowed to continue on.

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  4. Alli
    August 19, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

    I’m so glad that bullying is no longer kept shut up in the closet. I know it takes a lot for some kids to stand up to bullying. Praying for all the kids!

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    • Shirley
      August 20, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

      Thank you, Alli. Kids can be cruel and relentless. If they see something bothers someone, they keep right on. They need our prayers now more than ever.

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  5. Beth Anne
    August 20, 2014 @ 7:54 am

    Definitely a topic worth discussing. I’m scared to death for when my little guy enters school!
    ~ Beth Anne

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    • Shirley
      August 20, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

      Thank you, Beth Anne. Just keep an eye on his behavior and keep communication open so that he’ll come to you if this ever starts to happen to him. I didn’t have that openness with my parents so I kept a lot of it inside.

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  6. Tiffany Khyla
    August 20, 2014 @ 11:21 am

    I’ve been lucky enough to never have experience bullying firsthand. I’ve never understood why people would want to treat others so badly. It’s so mean and heartless, and watching movies and hearing stories online really weighs on my heart. This is such an important message, and I’m so happy you shared it!

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    • Shirley
      August 20, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

      Thank you so much, Tiffany. It is very real, and it concerns me a great deal what school aged children go through. Not only that, but if the bullies aren’t stopped in school, they grow up to be adult bullies in the workplace. I’ve been through that as well and ended up leaving the job I loved because Management would not do anything about it. I just will never understand why this is allowed to go on and the message sent by so many is that it’s okay when clearly it is not!

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