Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Say a Kind Word Today
It amazes me how you never know what's going on in someone's head. I just saw a story about a person hanging himself, rich, well off, and seemed to have it all. Say a kind word to someone today, you never know, you could save a life.
TRUE STORY- This story really makes me tear every time I think of it.
At the clinic I just left before I moved to FL we had an old lady client, we'll call her Sue, and every time she was in the clinic and saw a soldier in uniform, no matter what she was doing, she would go out of her way to thank them for their service and tell them how much they were appreciated. Our client base was mostly military. So after hearing this for the millionth time I turned to my co-worker and said, man she's weird, she does this every time she comes in here. My co-worker turned and said there's a reason. She told me that one day Sue was out and passed a soldier, Sue normally would thank service members, but not all the time, this time she passed the soldier, had second thoughts and went back to give them her thank you speech. Right after Sue finished speaking the soldier broke down and thanked her for her kind words telling her that she had saved his life. He was feeling very unappreciated, very down and planned on heading home to kill himself that day.
I could not believe what I was hearing. It brought instant tears to my eyes. I mean could you imagine?? Words carry a large weight. Please say a kind word or two today. And please teach your kids the value of kind words.
That's all for today.