I would like to give advice to anyone going through rough times, or to anyone lost a parent: never give up! Always know – no matter what happened or is happening with you, it will get easier. I understand that is hard to believe… I know from personal experience.. but if you lost a parent one thing that will never help is pushing people away. Don’t push away the people who are willing to be there and really care for you. They never like seeing you go through something so hard alone. And it’s OK to cry – it helps to cry and get the pain out. If you ever need to talk to someone, don’t stop yourself from that. Talking to someone you trust about how your feeling are helps a lot. If you are dealing with other things, like bullying, always find someone you know, and whom you can trust and let them know about it. Don’t ever let the things the people bullying you are saying get the best of you! I am always told – you are better then them and just stand your ground. I always tell people that you have to keep positive thoughts in your heart and know that you are worth everything in the world. Never give up on yourself! I went through a lot, and I know sometimes everything gets to you. At this point, you just have to surround yourself with people who except you for you and that will be there for you no matter what happens. And don’t let your thoughts get to you either! When I was grieving the loss of my mother, I would always feel like I was never doing enough. So I can tell you for sure – no matter what happend to the person you lost, you have to tell yourself that you did all you could have done. You just have to keep the smile on your face and share the love we all have in our hearts.
~ Kat D.