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You Are Worth It – Bullying & Glowing Jelly Beans

Why does bullying even exist and can we do anything about it?




Glowing Bullies

What if worth – the value one places on their own life and its value to the world – could be seen as glowing jelly beans in our bellies?

As words of affirmation and destiny where spoken, new jelly beans would begin to glow. With hate, fear, doubt – “you’re not enough” – jelly beans would fade away.

Imagine what it would be like to be a child…

You go to school early in the morning, belly filled with glowing jelly beans. You have an excitement that bubbles up as you think about the conversations you are about to have. You love seeing glowing jelly beans light up in your friends and classmates. As you walk down the hallway towards your classroom one of the school bullies walks your way.

A bully isn’t always easy to spot, their bellies don’t glow as bright as the others. Most other kids are afraid of bullies because they make their jelly beans go dark, but you’re not the other kids. You’ve been taught that they’re only bullies because they don’t have many jelly beans of their own, but you have enough to share. You know that you’ll light up their jelly beans before they put out one of your own.

And that’s the strange thing. You would think that bullies would bully to get their jelly beans to light up, but it never works that way. Bullying can make others jelly beans go dark at no real benefit to the bully. But the opposite is also true. You can go around lighting up the jelly beans of everyone around you – including the bullies – and you’ll never lose a jelly bean of your own.

Even if the world isn’t so obvious, nor the hearts of man so simple, we’re not really so much more complex either.

We live in a world of hope, love, joy, and life. But it’s also a world of doubt, fear, insecurity, and death.

But we can learn and we can teach where to put our focus. We can purposefully develop character. Purposefully affirm our family, friends, and children. We can walk around with bellies full of glowing beans and light the bellies of others we meet.

One of the organizations we support and work with is Bee Friendly Family – they are ending bullying. If you are a family dealing with or passionate about ending bullying, then become a Bee Friendly Family member. It’s a low monthly fee that not only gives your family the resources to deal with bullying but also pays to get the program into even more schools.

Become a member. Nominate your school. Light up some bellies. End bullying.


Hi, I’m Benjamin Kamp, and my passion is to see you fully live and thrive in your purpose. As co-founder of Worth it Living I create programs to empower you in finding and building your dream. That means mixing my expertise in web marketing & technology as well as executive coaching, to see individuals and businesses thrive in their purpose.

I would like to invite you to explore our Programs & Coaching page to learn more about the resources we’ve designed to empower you in a life more worth it! You’ll find tools to empower your body, your mind, your purpose, and the vehicle of that purpose - your business, brand, or organization.

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What is Your Motivation for Change?

“If you could change one thing in your life, what would that change be, and why?”

Eleanor Mariano



Change Motivation

Others have asked me likewise, and it was tough to pick just one out of a handful of them.

What stood out to me first, was the time my life changed when I first became a mother.

I felt the inevitable energy drops, the mood swings, the lack of motivation. Everything about me inside and out had changed. The glory of it all, was I had just experienced life at its finest — bearing life in my womb, and delivering life thereafter. That in it of itself is a unique experience parents have the privilege of experiencing. And that’s when my perspective of life changed. I was no longer living for myself. I was living to give to another.

How could I possibly give the best, if I was low in energy, run down, discouraged? I found myself scrambling for food or eating nothing at all trying to balance a marriage, ministry, motherhood, and a home. I knew something had to change. A month into motherhood, I gleaned wisdom and experience from good friends who were practitioners in whole body wellness and functional and holistic medicine. I learned how to see things differently with the human body and food, personal responsibility and cause and effect. How and what I was fueling my body with, was going to affect my output, and it would inevitably impact how I’d engage as a first time mom.

When I was pregnant, I took on the motto “Hey, I eat for 2!” and would indulge with liberty. Then my mindset changed, and I realized my health mattered not just for me, but for my son too. I wanted to be the best mom possible. Part of that, was dependent on how I was taking care of my mind, body and soul. That being said, I chose to take care of my health with this mindset, and set different habits that would benefit the way I took care of my family. In time, these habits eventually became a lifestyle, engraved into my family’s life today. When I became a mom, I learned that being a good steward of my body was no longer just because I was living for myself, but I was living for 2, and then came 3 more.

We have one mind, one body, one life, and a life full of people we get to love. What changes are you ready to make, so you can live and love at a greater capacity? Let’s do this!

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