Woke up to see this funny ass sticker designed by @chessclubsteve on the side of my tool box (pun intended)and it made me chuckle. it's amazing to think that even though you're no longer here in the physical you still have the ability to put a smile on people's faces. As I go through social media to see the outpouring of love and support from the community it's truly remarkable and it's comforting to know that your family will see it and know how many lives you've positively impacted along with mine both figuratively and literally through tattoos and with your personality. The loss of a loved one's life is never an easy thing to deal with especially when they're taken at such a young age but with that being said the way you lived yours I don't think some people couldn’t live in two lifetimes so in that aspect it makes grieving a little more manageable, especially when talking amongst the homies about the countless funny memories we all have of you and for that we have you to thank . So thank you Steven. Rest In Peace.
I'am writing this not only for Steven but for anyone that knew him and takes the time to read this in hopes it'll help with the grieving process as it hurts to see the pain in the faces of friends and in the faces of friends of friends and also in hopes to inspire people to be strong for one another. Losing a solid homie like Steven is never an easy thing to cope with especially when it's so unexpected. Having experienced the loss of other homeboys in the past it sucks to know moments like these open the flood gates for a lot of questions which can cause confusion which leads to dwelling on the what ifs which can lead to anger at times which can make people cynical and cause petty bickering amongst one another .It's a lot of time and energy spent on something that can be counterproductive. So in an effort to alleviate that I think it's important to instead take a moment to appreciate one another to be thankful for each other as opposed to holding grudges against each other such as with friends we might be at odds with or what have you because we can all be here today and gone tmrw. Peace.