And only a few days later, I heard on the news about a 10 year old girl in North Caroline, Jasmine, who also took her life. The counselor at our school sent us some information about this death, and once again, I felt overwhelmed with sadness.
As a teacher, stories like this remind me to love on each of my students just a little bit more each day. Even when my nerves are shot. Sometimes you may be the only person who is showing them any amount caring. And as a human being, it just reminds me of the importance of kindness. Each of these girls were so young, with a full life ahead of them, but each one chose to end that.
I know this post is a little scattered and not even that clear, but what I guess what I'm asking is two things. 1 - Pray for the children who feel this is their only option. Pray that they find someone in their life that they can talk to about their problems and someone who they know genuinely love and care about them. 2 - Show kindness to others. Every act of kindness impacts someone.
Sara had this quote in her post about Ashlynn, and I think it's a nice way to end this post...
"The world is too dangerous to live in, not because of the people who do evil,
but because of the people who sit and let it happen."
-- Albert Einstein