Tanner is awesome. :)
I always check up on Tanner now and then to see how he is doing. I used to do it every day when he was feeling down (the bullies were getting to him and all of that), and whenever he was going through his mishaps.
What makes my extremely happy was that he got to have a taste of the world in front of him during this summer. Many people just have to realize that, no matter how shitty life is right now, the world is full of endless possibilities. Dreams galore.
After seeing that Tanner was having such a blast, I let it go a little. I was pretty busy too (and also went to NYC), so I didn’t check his blog as much. I still thought of him every now and then, because he’s just an awesome kid. Today I went and checked his tumblr, and sent him another anonymous message, just for the smiles.
I think I’m going to keep checking up on him for awhile. Just because. I just wish I could tell everyone else that there is a better world out there. Get rid of your poisonous friends and away from the toxic atmosphere of wherever you feel like you’re getting sucked into a black hole. And another thing, when you are in your deepest moments of despair and nothing else can reach you, the only thing you can do (and you must do) is to help someone else. Really, the gratitude is overwhelming and will help push you back. Tip the waiter/waitress. Give that homeless bum some cash. Walk a lady across the street. You will start to feel better about yourself, I promise.
This message is not only for Tanner, but for everyone who sees this. Keep on truckin’!