Back in September Ryan Suffern wrote a letter to Santa Claus asking him to intercede on his twin sister Amber’s behalf. She was being bullied by classmates.
Here’s the letter:
My mom said to send you a Christmas list. I wanted a remote control car and helicopter but I do not want that anymore.
Kids at school are still picking on Amber and it is not fair because she does not do anything to them and it makes me mad.
I prayed they would stop, but God is busy and I need your help.
Is it against the rules to give up gifts early?
Can you ask Big Time Rush to come to Amber’s birthday party? It will make her so happy.
If you do not get them to come that is fine, just get her everything she asked for.
PS- My mom throws the best birthday parties. You can come if you want
Like most stories this one may have been forgotten as readers move on to other news. The poignant letter from a loving brother touches the recesses of the soul, the human caring soul.
Ryan’s unselfish request is a Christmas request; many children and teenagers would appreciate some Santa intervention to curb bullying, which includes the incessant taunts and whisperings on social media about someone who becomes the unwilling victim. The bullies float in their cloud reality insulated from the harshness of the reality in which most people find themselves on this planet traversing the cosmos.
These bullies who dwell in their cloud reality are like old coffee dregs. They serve no useful purpose except to add misery to innocent lives.
One can hope that they will grow out of this barbaric spirit. If not they will continue their pattern of assault on those outside of their cloud reality.
A bully is a very unhappy individual. He or she is probably looking for love or acceptance which they failed to receive growing up for whatever reasons. Their behavior speaks volumes of their upbringing and heritage.
Bullying is a community concern. Look around your community.
If you see someone who needs a Santa intervention, then become Santa. A red suit and beard is not required. Helping those in need is the best Christmas present that they can receive.
If you are being bullied, seek someone to talk with about the matter. Adults are very busy with their daily routines, but a daily routine is not as important as someone who needs time and attention.
Most of all, do not allow a bully to make your reality theirs. They live in a dark world which you have no part of. It is their reality not yours.
Remember, you are a unique and special creation. There is no one like you on this earth, and you have a destiny to fulfill in the years to come.
Hold on to your dreams. Never let them go because someone has chosen you to be their target of their misery and unhappiness. For they have no dreams or hopes, but you do!
G. D. Williams © 2013