Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. The day aims to spread awareness about the fact that sometimes, people are not okay. And if we know anyone who is suffering from a mental illness, the best thing we can do for them is to LISTEN.
Denisha Bracey who resides in Canada faced anxiety and panic attacks recently. Her boyfriend of two years, Riley Rankin, showed his support in the sweetest way possible.
HuffPost quoted her saying, “The last couple weeks I’ve been struggling with anxiety and panic attacks and my boyfriend has been helping me a lot with this. Our 2 year anniversary just came up and he made me this beautiful gift!”
“He made me “love pills”. Every pill capsule is filled with a little note that says something loving or sweet, something that will make me happy, or a good quality about me. He bought empty capsules and filled every single one and put them in an empty pill container.”
Good News Network quoted the boyfriend saying,
“It took about three hours to get everything together. It was definitely worth the time. I think I read about someone doing something similar in a post on Reddit, like 6 months before. I wanted to make her happy, I wanted her to be able to cope with her anxiety when I’m not around— or even when we’re having an argument—or I just can’t be there for her.”
Even better was the fact that Riley gave this thoughtful present to Denisha on their 2-year anniversary. Each “love pill” was a small note with words of appreciation like “You should run for Miss Universe because DAMN!” and “Be proud of yourself, you are amazing, think of all the things you’ve accomplished!”
People were impressed with the creativity and hard work behind this gesture and declared Riley the ‘Boyfriend of the Year’.
Maybe this is why they say, “it’s the thought that counts” more than the gift itself or its monetary value.