Around this time two years ago, a neighbor of mine was contemplating suicide. I didn’t know. How could I have known? Most people don’t run out in the street with a sign telling the world what they are planning to do. They just do it.
It’s tragic and should never happen, yet so many people follow that irreversible path each day. But if we don’t know that someone is thinking about it, then how can we stop them? Sometimes we can’t, but sometimes we can.
Sometimes all a person needs is to feel cared about. A single word of encouragement or maybe even a kind “hello” may be all a person needs to stop them from making such a horrible mistake.
Do you have a neighbor who has no family nearby? Invite them to dinner, buy them flowers or bake them a meal. Show kindness to them.
Do you know…
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