Although I wish it weren't because of these circumstances, through this I have learned how amazing people really are.
People I hardly even know have reached out to me, offering their positive thoughts and well wishes. People who I've never even met have sent me care packages and things to make my days a little brighter. The people that are close to me have gone above and beyond in being there for me and caring for me. These acts of kindness often bring me to tears. It's amazing how selfless and caring people become when bad things happen in others lives.
I wish we could all experience what it's like to be loved and cared for to this extent, even when there's nothing bad happening in our lives. Random acts of kindness are often few and far between. We truly take each other for granted, and we don't show just how much we care until things get a little messy.
We should change that.