seeing a baby smile after you’ve pulled a silly face or cuddled them is a day-maker :) it’s easy to invest love in a baby but we grow up, life gets tough and sometimes it isn’t as easy to smile. but nothing compares to knowing God willingly investing His love in me, and for that i can smile with the abandonment of a blissful baby!
Dr. Jerome Motto, who has been part of two failed suicidebarrier coalitions, is now retired and living in San Mateo. When I visited him there, we spent three hours talking about the bridge. Motto had a patient who committed suicide from the Golden Gate in 1963, but the jump that affected him most occurred in the seventies. “I went to this guy’s apartment afterward with the assistant medical examiner,” he told me. “The guy was in his thirties, lived alone, pretty bare apartment. He’d written a note and left it on his bureau. It said, ‘I’m going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I will not jump.’ ”
Friend, Tad. “Jumpers.” The New Yorker 13 Oct 2003
This story is often on my mind and I try to smile in the street a lot more now. A smile is free and can make change someone’s life entirely.
Aloft in my lexical tower,
Alone for hour on hour,
Come rain or shine,
Though I weep and whine,
This essay must blossom and flower.
The word count refuses to rise,
I’ve books coming out of my eyes
The laptop is bust,
My brain is but rust,
This essay I’ll forever despise!
The deadline is less than a week,
My grammar begins to reek,
I’ve lost all hope,
I really can’t cope,
I resent the life of ‘the geek’!
With moments left on the clock,
Up to the office we flock,
Our essays in hand,
We’re kings of the land,
A deadline smile we rock!
i appreciate that is this super lame.