Melissa Toh’s friends are shocked and very sad; Maryanne expressed her feeling on her blog,
My friend, Melissa Toh, took her life early on Wednesday morning. Leaving everyone shocked and grieving. I love her drawings, and I read her blog sometimes. I love her poems, and I liked the way she expresses herself not only through words but also through her drawings. Most people might term my relationship with her more of an acquaintance than a friend, but no. In my heart, Melissa was a friend.
I understand Melissa was very upset, but I can’t agree with anyone ending his/her life so easily. I know it might not be fair for me or anyone to judge her; she could go through tremendous pain and sadness. But, I believe there is difficulty in every part of life: school, marriage, family,…
How do you feel when you cook yourself a delicious dinner after careful preparation with heart? Not only delicious but “beautiful”. An old saying everyone knows, “no pain; no gain.” Sometimes we need to be strong to “fight” with life.
Think abou the less fortunate; some don’t even have the chance to fight with life. If you do, be strong. Talk out loud to your close friends or family to share
how you feel. They will be there for you; they will support you.