I actually have happier news, but I felt the need to share this first, Sometimes, you just never know that the person you pass on the street, or on the bus with you, the one you barely glance at is the person that needs the most help. Today on my way home, sitting on the bus, a woman demands to go to the hospital. She overdosed on sleeping pills and who knows what else . .all in the attempt to end her existence. A girl called 911, and the paramedics met us at subway. She told them what she took, but that she changed her mind. The young people on the bus couldn't fathom that someone would want to kill themselves. I told them that if you are depressed enough, desperate enough, you would do anything to end the pain and misery. The woman looked pregnant, and when the pills began to kick in, she became desperate enough to live, hysterical enough to kick people in to gear.
I remember when I was in elementary on a field trip and our teacher had said to wave at the people. She said that sometimes, when someone sees someone smiling and waving at them, it brightens their day and they will wave back. So we tried it and sure enough a woman waved back to us.
You just never know what someone is going through or how close they are to ending it all. Sometimes all someone needs is a smile and a wave, to feel a sense of acknowledgement and maybe, just maybe, you'll save a life.
My Name is LE or LE Style. I have a tendency to go off on tangents from time to time. Such is the MADNESS of my Mind.