Cami, I’m only reminding you of what you already know: light overpowers dark, love conquers hate. I’m sorry to read of your friend’s passing. A friend of mine is in hospice care as of this writing. In the midst of everything, life goes on and that includes the passing of loved ones.
If I might offer a suggestion, the best way to deal with depression is to take the time to process what it is you’re feeling. Write/talk it out. Don’t worry about being strong, concern yourself with being “real.” Give yourself all the time and space to heal you need.
Thanks for your encouraging words. I’m only giving back the love you’re giving out.