Suicide is a subject I never thought I'd find myself writing about. But after seeing its effects in the lives of those around me, hearing on the news about celebrities taking their own lives, and just recently watching the show "13 Reasons Why," it's a topic that's been on my mind. The question that keeps coming to my mind is: How can I help?
Courage and kindness have been reoccurring themes in my life lately. Last week I saw the new "Cinderella" movie. I'm a huge Disney princess lover (having two small girls is just a cover-up), so I was giddy about this experience. Simply stated...I loved it. One of the reasons I loved it so much was because of the amazing lesson(s) of this film. There is the classic Cinderella moral: "Dream big and never give up hope." But the focus was much more on the lesson that Cinderella's mother tells her before her passing: "Have courage and be kind."