Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Quiet Place

"There was this person who attempted suicide by jumping off a bridge and the police were at his house doing whatever their job was. They found a note that said 'I'm going to go to the bridge. If someone smiles at me, I'm not gonna jump.' 
This is so important. You don't know if a stranger you passed by has been suffering from something or might even be going to kill themselves, this can save a life. don't care if people think I'm crazy, I'm gonna smile at everyone from now on."

 I found this a while back and it really got me thinking. This is a wonderful gesture and I think everyone should do it. Sometimes we're so caught up in what we see that we forget that everyone has a thousand things on their mind.  
It doesn't take much to make someone's day better. Who knows whose life you could be saving?
At first I had a pretty ignorant thought. I thought, look at all the people around me. It's not as if any of them are suicidal, they're all pretty well off.
But how would I know that? 
I don't.
No one deserves to feel like that. If we can do something to help, why shouldn't we?

I've met too many people through the internet who self harm to relieve their pain. They are all such wonderful, talented individuals who believe it's the only way to get through the hard times. It's all so sad and I wish everyone could be happy. 

A couple weeks ago I signed up for a website called The Quiet Place Project.  
People from around the world are on here and  it's all anonymous. They vent their feelings and thoughts to receive a little bit of love or because they feel like they don't have anyone to talk to.
I log in once in a while and try to advise them to the best of my ability.
It's quite refreshing and it's nice to get some help. 
Whoever is reading this, please take a minute to reply to one of the messages in the website. Give them some comfort and please remember, what goes around comes around.


Time Traveller

A couple years ago, when I first moved to this country, I was a little jet lagged. I'm not the type of person to fall sleep anytime during the day unless I'm very tired. (Even if I do sleep, I wake up very cranky)

So this particular day I slept sometime in the afternoon and woke up in my room with all the lights off. I could hear my family in the living room. Then I check the wall clock to see how long I've slept.
According to the clock, I'd woken up the previous day. I slept in the afternoon and woke up a couple hours before! First thoughts were that it was a faulty device so I opened the laptop. It had the same time. So I'd somehow gone back in time and woken up the previous day.
Already being so groggy, I was very confused and kind of excited.
I contemplated about what I should do with this knowledge. Pretty soon I came out and asked how long I'd been asleep. My Dad said that it'd been a couple of hours.

Figures that both the wall clock and laptop had been set to the wrong date and time.

That's as close as I've ever got time travelling, well that and travelling through a timezone.(You know, airplanes)