Kindness #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z
My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Cultivating Happiness. Today, K is for Kindness.
He felt the note in his pocket as he wearily walked down the bridge.
People rushed past him.
Nobody even looked his way.
They must’ve things on their minds.
He read the note again, “I’m walking to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I will not jump.”
And he jumped.
*Based on a true story.
A Word to the Wise
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.’Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others. Do random acts of kindness. Being kind to others will give you more happiness than being unkind.
You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!
April 13, 2016 12:24 am|
That is shocking(esp. after knowing it is based on a true story)! He was a lonely soul expecting some act of kindness from the strangers…
April 13, 2016 1:40 am|
We never know how our small act of kindness can affect someone! Thanks for sharing the story! And, best of luck completing the challenge!
April 13, 2016 4:53 am|
God! That’s so sad….
April 13, 2016 6:40 am|
A smile can mean the world to someone. This will stay with me for a long time!
April 13, 2016 9:41 am|
This was so sad! How a simple gesture like a stranger’s smile can make or break a life! Kindness indeed is a powerful driving force.
April 13, 2016 9:42 am|
That is sad. And yes, I had read about it before. I wish people were more kind. No one knows what a smile can bring to someone’s life.
April 13, 2016 10:35 am|
How terribly shocking. Strangely this is the second post on Kindness that I read today….so different too.
April 13, 2016 11:36 am|
Great true story to bring to light the virtues of small acts of kindness. A small act that can go a long way. Great post!
April 13, 2016 1:02 pm|
This story shook me to the core, so sad that no one smiled at him. Being kind takes nothing away from us,it only adds to our life. Sometimes we need reminders like these in our busy lives.
April 13, 2016 1:18 pm|
Wonderful shilpa.. So true. Suicide is preventable form of death. Persons contemplating never want to die
They wait and hope that some one will rescue..
Thanks for inspiring…. I am currently busy with awareness programme on psychological counseling.. Mainly to tell our students we are there for them
April 13, 2016 2:11 pm|
Damn. Reading this story is going to force me to plaster a smile on my face, anytime I see a dejected looking person walking alone! :O
Really. We need to be a little more kind to people around us. Even if they’re not at the edge. Maybe our kindness will never let them get there? 🙂
April 13, 2016 2:32 pm|
oh that’s so sad especially knowing it is a true story. Yes , small acts of kindness can bring so much happiness. We have to slow down, look around and yes if a smile can save a life , why not smile?
April 13, 2016 3:49 pm|
Tragic, heartbreaking, eye-opener. This is so true that our compassion, genuine smiles and kindness seems to have been stolen.
This post inspired me to smile a little more and more often.
April 13, 2016 4:15 pm|
To think that all it needed to save him was one smile from a stranger… anybody!
– Chicky @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com
April 13, 2016 4:50 pm|
What a sorrowful tale.
April 13, 2016 5:35 pm|
I think I have read a similar story where someone stopped a guy and asked him for directions. The guy then dropped his suicide idea. Strange but such things exist.
April 13, 2016 5:52 pm|
oh god!! this is so sad 🙁 Random smiles are becoming so rare these days.
April 13, 2016 5:53 pm|
sooooo sad this was. Sheer loneliness and sheer speed of the pace of today’s life.
April 13, 2016 7:26 pm|
This is really horrific! It really breaks my heart to learn about such incidents!
April 13, 2016 7:53 pm|
Oh, that’s so sad 🙁
Damn people and their busy lives.
April 13, 2016 11:14 pm|
Sad! Kindness can go a long way. I have read this story. Thanks for the gentle nudge.
April 14, 2016 3:38 am|
Kindness above all. Yes, I agree. Human kindness can make the world a peaceful place for all creatures. Thank you for sharing this important thought today.
Gail’s 2016 April A to Z Challenge
Theme: The Fun in Writing #218
April 14, 2016 4:03 am|
That was sad. Definitely a good reason to say kind words to someone.
~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author
April 14, 2016 11:34 am|
Loved this one! though so sad