A girl at my school committed suicide today and even though I didn’t know her personally, I’m still pretty upset by it all. Nobody should feel they have to resort to suicide. Ever. It just doesn’t solve anything.
As I said the other day:
…Everyone deserves people to be there to push them back up, because life isn’t hopeless. There is always a silver lining, a new tomorrow, a fresh start. No matter how awful the world can feel at one particular moment, time keeps moving, the world keeps spinning, and before you know it, it’s a new day.
To quote Looking For Alaska, “We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and falling. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail”
No teenager deserves to die, especially when their death could have been prevented. If we all just think, if we all just remember to Treat Others How We Would Like To Be Treated, if we bother to take a moment from our day to ask someone how they are and actually take time to listen to the answer, maybe we could all save a life. It’s up to us. We have to prove to people who are hurting, people like Hannah who feel everything is too much and the only way through is out, that there is more to life, more to live for. That they are loved and always will be loved and that love will never stop. If we all took a moment out of our day to tell everyone close to us that we love them, and not in a ‘ily’ kind of way, maybe the world would be a happier place.
For the girl at my school, it’s too late, but it’s not too late to save other lives. Really. Life is this beautiful and amazing experience, and we were all wonderfully made to enjoy it. It’s meant to be brilliant and though yes, sometimes it’s hard, we are designed to make it through. I hate that some people feel like they can’t and that there’s just no more light.
You are so loved.
Just remember that.
You have people who will listen and talk to you and even if it’s the middle of the night. Laugh and smile and love and then, most importantly, remember to live.
If today has taught me anything, it’s taught me life is amazingly short. We need to experience it and help everyone to experience it to the same degree of totally awesome, so no more schools have to be informed of a horrific loss.
frangipani princess xoxo