This week, a 16 year old girl committed suicide from my daughters school. Sometimes I can see the stress on the faces of my own children. Often times I say a prayer for how grateful I am that I I grew up in the times I did. Life is so different for kids today, so busy and filled with responsibility beyond their years. Some adults may think it’s great but my heart hurts for them. They are missing out on years to feel free and act like children. They are growing up way too fast and as more and more is being expected of them. Yesterday my daughter took a mental health day. Can you imagine a 17 year old girl needing something like that? She was bogged down underneath school work and worrying about colleges and taking SATs and ACTs and she really just needed a break from it all. Do you know how she spent her day off? Doing hours and hours of repetitive busy work we have come to call school work.
Another teenager died this week and it makes me sad. Life is not supposed to be this way. Look into the faces of the people around you. See them and pay attention to what is really going on. It may just save someone’s life.