Writer's Block: Anti-bullying month

Who is the biggest bully in your life? One response chosen at random will win an Amazon Kindle. [contest details] (sponsored by )
Probably myself at the moment.

I'm going to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone I bullied growing up (thought I know they won't read this). I was bullied a lot as well, and it was basically a cycle of me being bullied and then bullying other people in order to make myself feel better. When we are young we don't understand how much the words we use or the actions we take can deeply affect someone. There was this one girl in particular that I used to make fun of. She was overweight and apparently very poor. She looked like she never bathed, her clothes were dirty, and her shoes were falling apart. I would always make fun of her for not having shoes and for looking like a mess without realizing how much my words words and laughter were hurting her. I remember the look of contempt she'd give me with eyes that were sometimes forming tears. To me it was harmless, and in some weird way I thought I was helping her. Who knows what her home life was like and how many times she went home crying from being bullied, like I often did when I was bullied. I think about her every now and then, and I hope