Not to be a downer but this topic is something that I think is very important right now and very near to my heart. In today’s society it seems that more and more people are choosing to end their stories. They decide that life isn’t worth living anymore. While not exclusive to the military community, nearly one veteran per hour chooses suicide. But that doesn’t have to be the answer. You don’t have to finish the sentence with a period. The semicolon in this picture represents a place where the author could have ended the sentence, but chose not to. You are the author of your life. Don’t place a period where there should be a semicolon. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of ending the sentence, reach out. The national suicide prevention lifeline is there 24/7 if no one else is: 1-800-273-8255 Suicide is not the answer. Reach out for yourself, reach out for others. And if no one has told you today, you are smart, you are kind, you are important, and you are loved. . . .