A Message to Bullies


Sticks and stones can break our bones
but words can never hurt me. Wrong. See there is a story of a major league baseball player who’s speaking the inmates in prison. One of the inmates asked him “How did you become a professional ballplayer sir? to which he says, “You know
I think it started when I was a boy I will play catch with my dad and he would
always say you keep throwing the ball like that son and you’ll end up in
the major leagues one day. You keep swinging a bat like that son and you’ll end up in the major leagues one day.” And Here I am a professional ballplayer. The room became quiet and the inmate who asked the question he said you know the same thing happened to me when I was a boy. My father told me that I was good
for nothing and then one day I would end up in prison and here I am. Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me. Wrong. See words can cut deeper and fester longer than any sword known to man. I still haven’t forgotten what they told me as a kid the teasing the insecurities
that he created. Have you? Consider the story of a little girl she’s in the grocery store with her mother and she drops a bottle of milk onto the floor
breaking it. The mother says, “You stupid child why did you do that? consider the story of another little girl who’s in the grocery store with her mother she drops the bottle of milk onto the ground breaking in and this mother says, “That was a very stupid thing you did.” Which child do you think will grow up to have a healthier self-image and more self-confidence? The one who was called stupid or
the one whose action was called stupid. See it is important to be mindful of the words that we use to our friends our families our loved ones and strangers because sticks and stones can break our
bones but words can break our hearts. And if we’re not careful it can shatter our dreams.