MARIAN CLENNON FOM AUSTIN MINNESOTA SPEAKS

Marian J. Clennon Speaks:

I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT WHAT YOU TAUGHT IS STICKING WITH ME. iT IS A STRANGE FEELING SOMETIMES WHEN I REALIZE IT. SOMETIMES SOME OF MY OLD FRIENDS GET A LITTLE FRUSTRATED THAT I AM NOT THE OLD ME THAT KEPT REACTING.

STAYING POSITIVE IS A VERY DIFFICULT THING. ONCE YOU GET STARTED IT IS HARD TO STOP.ONE THING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT YOU TEACH IS THAT CHANGE IN YOUR ATTITUDE DOESN’T NECESSARILY HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.

LIKE ANY CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE, IT IS GRADUAL.I STILL HAVE A WAY TO GO BUT LOVE EVEN SEEING THE CHANGE IN MY LIFE.

THANK YOU SCARY!!

Kayleigh From Sharnbrook Upper School on The 7 Day Challenge

Kayleigh From Sharnbrook Upper School on The 7 Day Challenge
by The Scary Guy on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 8:40pm ·
Hi Scary,

You visited my school a week ago today, where you spoke to the year 13s of Sharnbrook Upper. I tried the 7 days 7 nights, but found it really difficult. I learnt something about myself doing that, I realised how all the petty words that fly out your mouth in anger do nothing except spread that anger. You don’t feel any better for them, and neither does any one else. I’m not going to give up now, just because it’s been 7 days, and I hope I get better at it as time goes on.

I know in no way am I as bad off as some, I’ve made it through my stormy years of school where I had nowhere to turn from the bullying, but I still found you immensely helpful, thank you.

I hope you are well, I know even the strongest of people sometimes need an extra 17th hug.

Kayleigh Bunker (the blonde one that came for the hug atfer your interview)

KAYLIE PERKINS IS POWERFUL KAYLIE PERKINS IS POWERFUL

Kaylie Perkins Speaks;

I remember a few years ago you came to unity city academy in middlesbrough you gave incredible speeches and told inspirational stories at the time I had been getting bullied for a few years iv been left school for 3 years and I have grown into a completely different person as an adult I’d like to thank you for what you did I think its because of you I am the person I am today 🙂

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BE ALIVE

HELLO . . .

I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE A MESSAGE FROM A YOUNG MAN I HAVE RECEIVED THIS MORNING. THIS IS WHY I CONTINUE ON MY JOURNEY.

THROUGH ALL THE THANKLESS, RUDE, HORRIFIC TERRIBLE COMMENTS I SEE AND RECEIVE . . . A COMMENT LIKE THIS COMES ALONG AND RESTORES A PERSON FAITH IN HUMAN KIND!!!

FROM RYAN STONE TO THE SCARY GUY.

HI SCARY CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AT SIR JOHN HUNT YOU HAVE HELPED ME SO MUCH WITHOUT KNOWING AND SOME REALLY DIFFILCULT TIMES CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AND LOVE TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FAMILY HAVE A GREAT COUPLE OF DAYS. YOUR ALL THE STARS ON THE AMERICAN FLAG YOU ARE A TRUE HERO TOO ALL WHO KNOW YOU.
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON LOVE FROM RYAN STONE 🙂

The Scary Guy

BRIDGET HANSON SPEAKS

You are a blessing Scary!!!!!

I am Gretchens daughter and you have been my insperation sence my mom showed me your videos and told me about you. You and my mother have taught me to be strong and not to listen to negitive comments and thats why I had to write a essay about you and my mom.

I got the book and i looked in it and i saw your signeture and i felt it thinking to myself Scary sighned this just for me and one thing i have to say is THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU so much!!!!!

 

You really changed my life ♥

A LETTER FROM ROBYN

I recently joined a group facebook page about Tucson and our memories thereof. The Scary Guy came up as a memory, and I thought you’d want to know.

I remember being with my young son, probably 6 or 7 at the time and going into the restaurant connected to The Gaslight Theater and seeing The Scary Guy sitting there. My son asked me about him and all I knew about him at the time was that he actually changed his name legally to The Scary Guy and it was because of how he looked. But, not to judge him.

I am so pleasantly surprised to read up on the Scary Guy and see how he is helping communities with acceptance, and bullying and I\\\’m so proud of him. I have three kids who all have been bullied in their schools, and probably were participants as well, unfortunately, and I wish our schools, communities had more Scary Guy’s to teach our young as it now goes into the media age of computers and smartphones.

I never knew all the great work The Scary Guy has been doing, and feel proud he was part of our Tucson community and memories.

Robyn Raley

SHANA HOLDEN IS TEACHING HER CHILDREN

Dear Scary,

Years ago you shared your message with my children and gave them each signed photos to remind them of what they had learned. That day, you won my respect, admiration and continued support. I share what I learned from you whenever I can, and I tell people about you often.

I am a longtime fan and will continue to do whatever I can to help bring your message to the world.

The world is a better place for having Scary Guy in it!
Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Shana

ASTRID MAKES CHANGES

Hey, Scary!

Today I finally want to thank you for the inspiration you have been for me during the last years. I saw you first on the French-German-TV-Channel quite some time ago – and to be honest I was impressed, but forgot your message too soon. Nevertheless every now and then it came back to me, when my job at a University in Germany as a research assistant became too much for me, because some students were aggressive and offending me. I wasn’t so sure if I really liked the compliment “Among your enemies you’re having a good name”, because I never wanted to be hated or give others the impression that I despised them. But obviously somehow it went that way.

One night I when I was really desperate and couldn’t sleep because of all the anger I felt, I was watching your videos on youtube and when I listened again to you telling about that offending ad in the newspaper that made you reflect your life and your attitude that was the point when I finally wanted to turn around my direction as well, because I realized it was wrong. So I quit my job and in September this year I am leaving for Canada for several months, for a complete re-start, for doing something I love, for learning more about myself and to change my attitude to myself and to other people. Because for a long time I took up all the negative energy my boss, my students, colleagues and so on gave to me and I kept it inside – and in the end it made me seriously sick. At that point I remembered you and your message I heard a couple of years ago and that was the night I sat in front of the computer for several hours, watching your youtube-videos and I said to myself “Yes, that’s the right way. You have to create love to replace hate”.

Just wanted to tell you about having this impact on me and on my life. You are an amazing and precious man, thank you for sharing your message! I love you. Facebook says you already have too many friends (can anyone have too many friends?), so you can’t ad me – but I hope you get this message.

Best wishes and a big hug from Germany!

Astrid

A LETTER FROM AMANDA PRICE

Dear Scary Guy,
My name is Amanda and I work for a program called Upward Bound, which is a college prep program for high school students. Upward Bound includes about sixty-five high school students and about twelve adults.
I’m not sure if you are aware of the goings on in Oklahoma, but two months ago, an 11-year-old boy named Ty Smalley took his own life because he was bullied so much at school. Mark Brennaman has been working with the Smalley family since the loss of their son. He came and spoke to the program yesterday afternoon where he showed us a video of you on Youtube.com. I was fascinated to say the least. I was inspired, as were many of the students. After we watched your video, one of the students suggested that we take on the “Seven Day; Seven Night Challenge.” We started this morning at 7 a.m. and so far the students have embraced the Challenge incredibly.
At Upward Bound, we have started our own program called Stand For The Silent. The students have organized this entire thing on their own. They came up with pledge cards to stop bullying in schools. There is a driver who busses students to the program who coined a phrase for us. “I Am Somebody.” The students decided that when you pledge and get a pledge card, you would also get a bracelet that says “I Am Somebody.” and on the back of the bracelet would be the initials of the boy, Ty Smalley.
You have been such an inspiration to our effort and I just wanted to tell you that the work you have been doing for the past seven years is absolutely incredible. I want to thank you for your message. I know this program, and myself, has greatly benefitted in just one day.

Truly yours,
Amanda Price

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