Stand Up Against Bullying

After watching the Amanda Todd video, I felt I needed to share a few thoughts. It is sad to see that a daughter of God had to go through such horrible things. I believe that our Heavenly Father has open arms to receive her where she will be his always (Alma 40:11). She did not get the chance to know fully about the gospel and what a change it can cause in your life, but now she will have the chance to return home.

She was such a beautiful girl and did not deserve to have this happen to her just because she made a mistake. We forget that we are all children of a Heavenly Father who loves us. We can make mistakes, but we can repent. That is the importance of the atonement. We can all be forgiven and be given a chance to start over. What I have learned in church and in scripture study is that we need to learn to forgive and forget like Jesus said. She wanted to move on and was unable to because people kept bringing it up over and over and would not let her forget.

The scripture that comes to my mind is: “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you,” (John 15:12).

I know from personal experience what it feels like to be made fun of and to feel like you are all alone in the world. Thanks to my Heavenly Father, I was able to overcome my feelings and become closer to him. My testimony became stronger because of this, and I know that if I ever have a problem I will have the support I need and that he is there to hold me up. I have built up the courage and confidence to stand up to people doing hurtful things.

Amanda Todd was a girl that needed support and love, not hate and bullying.

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