It was the first thing to make me smile since - Seeds of Happiness

It was the first thing to make me smile since

It was the first thing to make me smile since

June 02, 2020

I lost my best friend to suicide a month ago today. I am usually a very happy girl. I smile all the time and know how to make others smile. But for around 2 weeks I just couldn’t bring myself to do so. Then my mom came home from work with a seed of happiness from one of her co workers for me and it was the first thing to make me smile since. I love what you guys are doing and thank you for bringing me my smile back. Keep on smiling!

Love,

Maggie, 17


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