Reading Jay Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why" was like seeing a piece of an old me flashed back to me for two reasons why, first was because I've been bullied too and the other one was because for once in my life I've become suicidal but unlike Hannah Baker, I chose to be stronger than my thoughts. I chose life.
In accordance to most people's reaction after reading the book, I've felt the motivation and urge to let these people I love and care about know how much I appreciate them and why they matter. After all, they're one of the reasons why I'm still here.
So, to my Highschool bestfriends, Thank you and I'm sorry.
Thank you for being the sisters I never had. Thank you for being the best partners in crime, having to make some little white lies to cover one another from getting caught by our parents and teachers back then. Thank you for pointing out the ugliest in me because that's what bestfriends are for, being the first person to criticize me in a way of saving me from getting hurt firsthand to people who doesn't know a single thing about me. Thank you for sticking around this long not to mention that we're oceans apart now and some of us have already settled down.
And I'm sorry.
I'm sorry for all the missed calls and seen-zoned messages. I'm sorry for missing out on most of our get-togethers and chat sessions. I'm sorry if in any case I have not given you the best of me and lastly, I'm sorry if it took me just now to say these things all out.
I want you to know that no matter where we are now at this point in our lives, know that you all matters to me. You will always do.
I encourage everyone to write your own message of #ReasonsWhyYouMatter to any of your loved ones and don't forget to send/share it to that particular person you're referring to. Imagine how much change it can do to someone's life even to a stranger. It's the little things like saying hi, hello and thank you that we often take for granted to. In this generation of emoticons and GIF's, let your voice speaks the loudest. Tell them before it's too late because life don't always offer second chances.
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