I am sure that by now you’ve seen the inspiring story told this week by Fort Worth City Council member Joel Burns. Mr. Burns used his 15 minutes to speak to the city about the effects that bullying can have on our children. He also delivered a message of hope. Things will get better. That was his message to kids who might be in this terrible situation. As a parent, I am concerned about the effects bullying has on my kids and the kids in my (and any other) community. It’s time for us to take a stand and put a stop to this once and for all.
The digital age has allowed people to find others with similar interest, issues, likes, and fears. I believe that Mr. Burns inspirational story will inspire kids to reach out and talk to others. You aren’t alone in this world, and there are people who care about you. I know it’s hard when you are 14 or 15 years old to understand that people who you’ve never met would do anything for you.
I know there are people in our community who try to wrap hatred and prejudice around things that are just simply good. It’s been a real pleasure to see this take off across the world. Thanks Joel for restoring my faith in Fort Worth. Thank you to Mayor Moncrief and the council for the support given to Mr. Burns.
If you haven’t seen this yet, spend the 15 minutes.