As of recently, I was notified by another friend, that our dear friend Aaron's body was identified. I've known him all of my high school years and after, my friend had known Aaron for probably longer. We're absolutely devastated. I cried and had to control myself from bawling when I got the news, but with prayer and time, things will get better. His official date of death was this year on October 11th (my bday of all days) and he died by drowning in the ocean. He was a wonderful person, a little awkward (but all of my friend's are awesome and awkward) and a little shy sometimes, but he was truely a great person. I hope that his soul has found peace and my prayers also extend to his family, and friends, to all the people his life has touched because Aaron will truly and lovingly be missed. Right now we're all in shock, to much in shock to even talk about it to eachother right now. We have about the same personality when it comes to grieving, and that's by not letting out loved ones see ourselved in this state of grieving and frustation and sadness. I, on the other hand, let some sadness out to my Darling, and he was a completely wonderful person just hearing me out and letting me have a minute to just compose myself. Well, I kinda had to anyways because we were supposed to meet up minutes after I got the news. I'm ranting. I'll stop.
But I want everyone to know that friendship is such a beautiful thing that should be treasured. Send your friends Holiday cards, make them cookies or cupcakes every once in a while for the sake of just making sweets for your friends. Remember their birthdays, and when they need help (whether they ask for it or not), help them. Make them go out with you and other mutual friends, make them comfortable, make them know that their loved rather than just feel like their loved. Because knowing that your loved is a definite thing, as of feeling loved is someting that is at that moment and moments pass. Tell them that you love them all the time! Before every goodbye when you have to go to work, or they have to go to school or something, tell them that you love them and be safe. Tell them to text you when they get home to let them know that you care and you won't go to sleep until you know for sure that they made it home safely and well.
Just remember that friendship is a beautiful and wonderful thing. It's saved me from myself and it's also because of my friends that I realized who I truly am and I love myself this much. It's all because of my friends. Friends will listen, and friends will surprise you with gifts, and friends can joke around with you and call you silly names but it's okay because you know that they're the only ones that could joke around like that with you because they love you. Friends will love you so much.
I hope you all have a beautifl day. Thank you.