Shout-Out to the mean girls sprinkled throughout my years.

We all encounter them from time to time; we’ve all suffered their cattiness; we can all remember how they made us feel — those who teased us, ridiculed us, left us out.

A shout-out to you because you were a necessary part of growing up. Because your meanness hurt at the time, but did no lasting damage. Because the scars you inflicted healed up and became memories, and made me stronger in the process.

I hope the same is true for you.

 

Challenge to readers:
Can you look back and appreciate the growth caused by someone who was less-than-nice to you? Give a shout-out in the comments below, if you’d like. 

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