Don’t Be Afraid

This is just a little treat for all my loyal followers. While I was riding the train into the city today, “Belle of the Boulevard,” by the lovely Dashboard Confessional started playing on my iPod. I had not heard the song in over a year now, but it evoked such strong feelings of love and passion in my heart as soon as Chris Carrabba began singing the lyrics.

This song always gave me such hope in even my darkest times while a student in high school. It’s about finding courage, strength and resiliency in the midst of great heartache. It’s about learning to accept who you are, to love who you are and to be proud of who you are. It’s okay to fall apart every once in a while. It’s okay to find yourself feeling lost and insecure from time to time. But more than that–it’s okay to believe that there’s someone out there who believes in you even if you don’t always.

Show someone you care today. Don’t be afraid to open up.

“Don’t turn away. Dry your eyes, dry your eyes. Don’t be afraid. Or keep it all inside, all inside. When you fall apart, dry your eyes, dry your eyes. Life is always hard for the Belle of the Boulevard.”


4 thoughts on “Don’t Be Afraid

    • Hi Elissa,

      I’m so sorry your friend is having to go through this. The best thing that you can do for her right now is be there for her. Make plans to do something fun with her this weekend–go to a movie together, have her over for a sleepover, anything to let her know that you’re a true friend. She probably needs to feel loved and supported more than anything right now. How are her classmates bullying her? Is it teasing? I would also bring it to her parents attention again that this is really upsetting her and maybe have her parents go to the principal to talk about the situation. She should not have to go through school feeling like this, and the teacher should be attempting to do something to rectify the situation.

      • i think she is (the teacher) she is shy and cenative and they make fun of her by that fact thay would say some thing the she would say i dont like that so they do it more but the bullys bully me to its not just my freand

  1. You have to ignore them and know that whatever they’re saying about you and your friend is far from the truth. If you make them unimportant, then you strip them of their power. You and your friend have each other to rely and depend on, which is a wonderful thing. Together, you two can beat these bullies. They only have a voice if you give them one. Be strong and confident in the two young ladies that you two are.

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