The Family Of Will Smith Took Out A Full Page Ad In The Paper To Thank Everyone For Their Love And Support
I can't even begin to imagine to have something so selfless in me just ten days after losing a loved one. I have been fortunate enough not to have had to deal with a death that hits as close to home as this one did for the family of Will Smith. Suffice to say, I don't think I would be in good enough spirits to be thanking anybody this soon. I'm not exactly sure what the stages of grieving are but I am pretty sure anger is in there somewhere, and it takes a very strong person to be able to get beyond it so quickly.
I have gotten 'Thank You' cards for showing up to funerals before, and - despite feeling honored - I always felt bad for the person that was compelled to write them. I just don't know if I would have the energy to put into something like that after suffering through such a tragic experience. I definitely can't fathom what it would be like to issue a 'Thank You' card to an ENTIRE city and all it's loving constituents through a widely distributed full page newspaper ad. Credit to Racquel Smith and the rest of Will Smith's family for being so gracious, but they don't owe us a thank you. We owe them a thank you for helping to shape Will Smith into the man that so many fans, teammates, coaches, and friends loved and respected.