When I hear stories of kids having a tough time making friends and being accepted it tugs at my heart. I didn’t have it easy in school in the friendship department. For those kids who are struggling, I hope they will find their tribe, their crew, acceptance. No one should go through life alone or sitting on the sidelines. Grace and peace to those who need someone to love them.
Friendship And Stuff
Tony "T-Bird" Burgess
Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura the Soup Diva and a dog dad to Mikey and Cody. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love! View all posts by Tony "T-Bird" Burgess
4 thoughts on “Friendship And Stuff”
How do you have so many people in your life now who consider you a lifelong friend?
I wish I could tell them, you just need a couple of good friends, not a lot of so-so ones, lol
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I was one of those kids. I did plenty of research on bullying and realized there are three reasons kids get bullied: 1. Others are jealous. 2. Others want to be like them. 3. Others don’t like themselves very much. …. The ones who get bullied are the ones who are unique and don’t go with the crowd, and usually more intelligent. (I’m not tooting my own horn, I was surprised to learn all this and realized I never gave myself enough credit. I lived in shame for decades. Once I read what psychologists had to say, and became vulnerable and shared my story, a huge weight was lifted. To this day, in my late 50s, I struggle with friendships because I’m not like everyone else. I’m not into gossip or putting myself down for aging like many women are. I like to talk about music, philosophy, spirituality, and art. I recently met a few women who I can connect with and talk about these things with. And of course, a most wonderful husband. I wish this for all the children who are being bullied — to realize there is a very happy ending!
I’m 49 and still looking for my tribe. Being a bullied kid and teen really made it hard to connect. Still trying,though. Thank you for the encouraging post.
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