There is an old saying that we should never judge anyone until we walk a mile in their shoes. This saying has been around for many years and for some, it is something to live by but for others, it seems to be an outdated suggestion. In reality, we may feel that we know what we know because of what we see but we never really know what is going on behind the scenes. Everybody has their own story and if you judge a book by its cover, so to speak, you are going to get things wrong almost every time. That is what happened with this girl, who was being bullied and shamed because of her weight. She turned the matter around and in the end, taught a very valuable lesson:
”This is my first week at the gym and every night after work, the same three girls are there. Today I found out they have been snap chatting pictures of me and making fun of me, but I don’t mind.” She explained.
”I’m glad that you haven’t gone through what I’ve been through. I use to be in shape, I broke my hip and had to give up all exercise. Then my grandma got sick and I took care of her full time, I couldn’t leave her alone because I had no help, so I gained more weight. Then she died, and I ate my feelings and gained more weight. Now I’m a size 22. I don’t hate myself, or my body. I love who I am, and that took me my entire life to be able to honestly say those words. I love myself.
”It really sucks that society, and your parents raised you that it was okay to try to hurt someone that’s trying to better themselves instead of trying to lift them up but I’m not mad. Thank you for reminding me to keep pushing after I had a really long day. In a month when the new year shit has worn off, I’m still going to be dieting and working my ass off at the gym everyday. It’s not so you, or anyone else, will except me. It’s for me.
”I hope anyone else, who feels ugly or is over weight and has decided to make a life change will keep going.
Forget the skinny girls who laugh at you, or the muscly men that tell you you’re gross, love yourself.”
Let’s teach love, today’s world needs it.”