The past few days, I've been following young peoples feeds on Facebook that I'm friends with. A young girls name Rachel Ehmke and a picture of her kept popping up.
The message that was clear over and over in relation to Rachel was 'Stop Bullying'.
You could sense the heartache, anguish and frustration.
Rachel took her life as a result of being bullied. Link below.
She was 13 years old.
The solidarity and legacy that Rachel has left behind - is incredible.
This daily blog is about acts of kindness - the intent is to contribute good in this world with my own actions. That includes taking a stand on issue that are priority.
Imagine a world with no bullying? Imagine if instead of making a mean comment to someone, we compliment them instead?
I hope this blog post brings awareness. And the importance to have constant dialogue with kids.
I also want people to know that THEY matter. You're not alone.
Words hurt. Think before you say something.
My promise is this - This topic Bullying and suicide will be one of my top priorities in life.
There will be an event put on by young people here in Southeast Minnesota. I'll share more once there's details worked out.
Rachel. You mattered.