Joy Forwarding Challenge #2: Stand Up to Bullies

A few days ago I wrote a post about people being deliberately or inadvertently bullied or marginalized. If you missed it, the link is here http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/i-had-friends-that-and-no-they-did-not-deserve-it/

Now, my friend Katharine suggested that we could put this situation to work in the world. So here is the Joy Forwarding Challenge #2. Let’s forward joy this week by standing up to bullies when we notice someone getting bullied. For example, if we are on FB and it seems like people are “piling on” let’s step up to the plate. Let’s see if we can stop the bullying through joy forwarding. No one deserves to be humiliated, bullied, or marginalized.

Let’s look for ways in the next week to spread joy by standing up for others….sometimes people do not even realize that what they are doing is in fact bullying.  Let’s spread joy. Let’s spread goodness and grace. Let’s see how many different ways we can come up with to do this. Let’s see how we are at diffusing….Rise to the occasion. Do something this week to stand up to bullies. Then write a post about it. You can post your comments and links back to your blog post on this page OR over at: http://joyforwardingproject.com/2012/02/01/joy-forwarding-challenge-2-stand-up-to-bullies/

And while we are at it let’s remember to stop and pray for not only the bullied, but the bullies as well. Their internal pain must be enormous and unbearable.

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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6 Responses to Joy Forwarding Challenge #2: Stand Up to Bullies

  1. Mike Fisk says:

    Great post Kate! I believe it’s imperitive that we as followers of Jesus Christ step up to the plate. Let me make one more suggestion to your already great post. While we stand up for the victims lets pray for the bullies. Recently, in my town a young man comitted suicide. He was ‘a bully’ and finally his pain (which on occasion he shared with others) became too great.
    B Blessed and Bless others,
    Mike

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