The red tide is one of my favorite things, and the last time it happened was 4 years ago. Your footsteps glow on the beach after you, if you get wet, your skin sparkles..
I got my friends together to enjoy the red tide. This is kind of hard to write about so I'm going to keep it short. Me and Devon were ready in bathing suits to experience the water. I didnt think about needing a wetsuit or the possibility of hypothermia. It didn't cross my mind, I had been in the night before for a little bit and I felt fine. We swam out far enough to where the bigger waves were breaking, to experience the blue lightning in the water surrounding us. But I dont remember any of the night anymore due to the hypothermia. At some point, my body temperature dropped below its working temperature. My mind and my body stopped working correctly and needless to say this was a horrible experience for my friends as well as me. Luckily I was taken to the hospital in time, and Devon stayed with me all night. That's friendship.
I think the best thing you can do to value your life is to live in the moment. I think some people think it only means to take risks and discard the meaning behind the phrase. But to me, this means that every moment of the day- every person, and animal, you're with - you need to appreciate them. Be kind to the people that you love. If you're called out, apologize. If you want to call someone out for something, ask yourself if it's necessary and if it is be kind in the way you present it. And dont just respect others, but respect yourselves. If you're in a bad situation, please, ask for help. Appreciate your life and the skin you're in. Dont try to change yourself for other people, and dont try to change other people for yourself. I guess because I feel like I've been given another chance I want to pass on the feeling. I dont know what's going to change in my life but I feel it there. Sorry I'm being so cheesy but hey, I think near-death can do that to you.
I wouldnt be here without my friends.
I love my friends, family, and you guys. I know less people have been checking up but for those of you who are its really cool :) Thanks for sticking with me, I'm glad I'm here to stick with you too haha.