Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Ty The Bull

 Ty the Bull is a special book. It deals with bullying from a child's perspective.

Everything seemed to fall apart for Ty when his parents got a divorce. At his wits end after being bullied endlessly, he started to ditch school. It wasn't until he met up with a skater named Peacock that things somehow turned around and he put the pieces of his life back together.
Rex shows remarkable courage in writing his story down for others to read. I think that it should be read by kids, parents and teachers. There is no 'happy ever after' at the end of this book because it is based in real life and life is on-going.
Strength isn't about how muscled you are or whether you can intimidate people, it's about having the courage to turn things around in your own life - and doing it day after day as each new challenge appears.
And to find out more visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Tythebull?fref=ts 
I want to thank Rex, Brenda and Kim for writing this book but before I go I have one or maybe two observations to make.
I'm reminded of the line "No man is an Island" a concept portrayed so well in the film "It's a Wonderful Life". Our actions or what we say don't only affect those that are personally involved, they affect others too.
Think of it like the ripples radiating out from a pebble thrown into water - one small stone causes a lot of ripples.
So if you are going to cause ripples and impact on someone's life, make sure they are positive vibes that you are sending out.
Secondly, it is easy to allow fear to get out of control by not dealing with it. The more we ignore it, the more it is fed until it can seem insurmountable. Find that inner strength to feed your courage instead. You might not be able to defeat that fear in one go - you may have to take chunks out of it slowly - but you can defeat it until it is small enough to cope with. You will never be without fear and without fear you wouldn't know what courage was! 
So please, send out Good Vibes and Feed Your Courage, Not Your Fear!
Thank You for reading and I wish you all a peaceful and happy day,