Four months ago, a 14 year-old named Jonah Mowry made a video. He wrote on index cards and held them in front of the camera, one after another, owning his words bravely for the world to see. The world is seeing it. The video is seemingly everywhere this week, and we think it’s great. We are proud to share it with you.
Jonah is in eighth grade and no stranger to being bullied at school. He shares his journey through school, how bullying started in first grade and never stopped. There at the end, he acknowledges that things can’t keep going the way they’ve been going, but his recognition doesn’t imply defeat, rather it fuels his fight for his own story. He is stronger than giving up. He is worth more than giving up. He has a million reasons to live. In the dark, tangled up in his fears, Jonah seizes his own strength.
It is a hard road to find and hold on to the truths Jonah finds and holds in his video, and some of us don’t know how to get to the strength locked within ourselves. And it is in this place that I’m reminded that we need each other, that hope and goodness and truth and love, definitely love, can change a life.
People need you.
You need people.
What would the world look like if we lived like we believe in that? What would the world look like if we helped each other find the strength locked up within us? If, instead of tearing each other down with hate, we built each up with truth and love?
What would happen if we simply used our words for kindness?
Your words have power, and the way you shape them matters. Use them carefully, and use them often.
Wishing you hope and grace.
I want to be a motivational speaker, for those on the bumpy ride that they call depression. There’s sink holes everywhere and you can’t see five feet infront of your face.
You always push people away and most people don’t understand til you’e gone. Trust me, I’ve imagined what it’d be like, being dead and nobody realizing how much I was suffering til I was gone. It’s a painful thought.
Now, Let me say this. I am not depressed at the moment, but I do remember what it’s like. Nobody should have to go through that hell, though most of us do, never crying out for help until, well, we decide it’s over and OD, hang ourselves, or something similar in nature.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “How can this girl, only 15, know what it’s like to be depressed/suicidal/go through this hell?” One word. Bullies. Bullied for a year and a half straight and no adult would do a DAMN thing. It was painful. I attempted twice in that year and a half.
Just know you’re not alone in the pain if you feel this way, It really hurts to see others in this situation for me, even if I don’t know you personally.
How to know whether or not you are ready to have a baby
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Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Now rub your hands in the wet flower bed and rub on the walls.
Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer.
Obtain a 55-gallon box of Legos. (If Legos are not available, you may substitute roofing tacks or broken bottles.) Have a friend spread them all over the house. Put on a blindfold. Try to walk to the bathroom or kitchen. Do not scream (this could wake a child at night).
GROCERY STORE TEST
Borrow one or two small animals (goats are best) and take them with you as you shop at the grocery store. Always keep them in sight and pay for anything they eat or damage.
Obtain one large, unhappy, live octopus. Stuff into a small net bag making sure that all arms stay inside.
Obtain a large plastic milk jug. Fill halfway with water. Suspend from the ceiling with a stout cord. Start the jug swinging. Try to insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal (such as Fruit Loops or Cheerios) into the mouth of the jug while pretending to be an airplane. Now dump the contents of the jug on the floor.
Prepare by obtaining a small cloth bag and fill it with 8 to 12 pounds of sand. Soak it thoroughly in water. At 8:00 PM begin to waltz and hum with the bag until 9:00 PM. Lay down your bag and set your alarm for 10:00 PM.Get up, pick up your bag, and sing every song you have ever heard. Make up about a dozen more and sing these too until 4:00 AM. Set alarm for 5:00 AM. Get up and make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years. Look cheerful.
Obtain a large bean-bag chair and attach it to the front of your clothes. Leave it there for 9 months. Now remove 10% of the beans.
Purchase a newspaper. Go home and read it quietly for the last time.
Find a couple who already have a small child. Lecture them on how they can improve their child's discipline, patience, tolerance, toilet training, and table manners. Suggest many ways they can improve. Emphasize to them that they should never allow their children to run wild.
Enjoy this experience. It will be the last time you will have all the answers.
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This truly breaks my heart
This is probably the most depressing thing I’ve ever seen on tumblr
Alright so, I’ve never used Tumblr for something really serious or ever asked for a favor from any followers that I don’t personally know. If you decide to read this, reblog, like, help, etc please know that I (and my family) will be forever grateful.
Get on it guys, read and reblog. I always see the same stupid skinny girls and cats reblogged. This person isn’t asking for fame, just a kind gesture for her little cousin.