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Wow so the Prince Tree went viral...I wasn't expecting that AT ALL... Now I want to be responsible and use my platform for good. I always wanted to impact the world and this may be my chance.
The reason I put the tree up is because holidays are getting rough for me as I've lost a lot of dear people in such a short time....as you grow older and lose people holidays (life in general) can be tough for anyone. I figured maybe buying a tree would help ward off the depression I felt coming. Making it a Prince themed tree was a last minute joke/decision but looking at it makes me laugh every day (he looks so mean lol)...I'm going to do a musical tree every year now as music brings me great joy.
People PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE check on your friends, family, neighbors...even strangers ESPECIALLY the elderly and homeless and ESPECIALLY during the holiday season. Let them know you love them..care for them. With all of the racism and hate in the world spread good...BE KIND!!!! A simple gesture can save someone's life! I CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH!!!! Think less about gifts and more about your fellow brothers and sisters!
Depression and Suicide is so high during the holidays and I understand why. Awareness is so important!! If you are thinking about taking your life or know someone who is get help!!!! Know that it is NOT the answer and you are loved even if you don't feel it or see it...
If you need help and no one is around please call the following numbers:
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
Veterans Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
Even if you aren't suicidal but are feeling depressed or down talk to someone rather it is a therapist, friend, family member, a pastor...DON'T KEEP IT IN and let NO ONE shame you!
Please make this post go viral more than the tree did as a life is more important than any tree! Your share may be the one that saves someone! #SpreadLoveNotHate #DepressionIsReal #SuicideIsNotTheAnswer