Daddy – Daughter Talk About Bullies
I have lost count how many times we have had a conversation with one of our children in hopes of teaching them a life lesson about ( fill in the blank with any topic ). AND I have equally lost count how many times I’M the one to learn a lesson. Children are amazing that way. Well, this Dad must feel the same way.
The conversation between this Dad and his 10-year-old daughter was about bullies. And in the course of the conversation, this little girl asked her dad, “Have you ever bullied anyone?”
And, sadly, this Dad answered, “yes.”
And it was from this sweet, little, angel that this Dad realized how important it would be to apologize – albeit for something years ago in Jr. High School – for his bully-behavior. So, that’s exactly what he did.
At 1 a.m. he sent this text:
And within hours, this is what he received in return:
This classmates forgiveness was very important and much appreciated, prompting this Dad to send one more text:
**TYPO – “I hope I am NOT the last to ask forgiveness from you.”
Thank you, Dad, for following your daughter’s advice and your heart. Making amends is a powerful act of kindness and only does good things. May you be blessed by this simple act of offering an apology and for receiving forgiveness.
The Bible reminds us, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
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