She gave them the following exercise to perform: She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind and that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.
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Relapse means you're still battling, still a part of the war. It may take some time before you exit the war, but you're still there. It's not a bad thing, it takes time before you can really get past something that's a big part of your life, something that has become an everyday part of your life that gets you through each day, but it's important that you all try our hardest and not let the negative outcomes of your days reflect what you do to your wrists, thighs, stomachs, etc.
If you're having a moment where you may feel the need to relapse, that's okay, but try an alternative: blast your music as loud as you can, scream to the top of your lungs, grab a pen a write; it doesn't even have to make sense, just let whatever comes to mind out on paper and most importantly: come to us. You are NOT, nor are you ever, alone. Stay strong everyone, it eventually will get better. Love your scars, love yourself.
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