The point of this is to show people that life is good and despite all the bad things in life, you can get through it and everything will be okay in the end, and if it’s not okay then it’s not the end.
A few people have said to me that they hope my high school has been taking precautions to all the suicides that have happened. After the 5th person had died by suicide one kid from my school, who’s brother had passed, and his mentor decided to make a “Life is Good Day”. The “Life is Good” program was created to promote an environment of happiness and optimism throughout the school and the community. The first annual “Life is Good Day” was held on December 11, 2009 and the mayor of Manasquan proclaimed it to be annual holiday. Today, the Life is Good Club is the largest club in the high school. It has also been formed to provide uplifting, fun events throughout the school year.
Ill never forget that first Life is Good Day. We didn’t know what was happening, the whole school showed up in the gym for a surprise. One of our teachers Mr. Hyland,mentor, made a speech and i’ll never forget his last words. He said:
“Today, we want to let everybody outside these red brick walls know that we’re all right. We go to Manasquan, and we are proud. This day is about the things . . . that inspire us the most. We are good. Life is good. It’s that simple.”
It just showed everyone that despite the bad we are still a school who is very close and we can get through anything.