Mental Health • Life Is About The Lives You’re Saving

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“You didn’t make your mistakes in pen.”

Don’t end your life short, or you’ll deprive the world of everything you have to offer.

You won’t be there to hold the door open for the fragile lady – overwhelmed with groceries. You won’t be there to smile across the subway to someone suffering Monday morning blues. You won’t tell your co-worker a joke you heard on the radio or send a contagious laugh through the coffee shop line.

Cause them tears from a punch line.
Not from their loss.

Give them smiles for your future.
Not from your memories.

Give them a hug to hold onto.
Not to remember.

Every time you feel misplaced and lost in a world where you don’t belong, remember that sometimes life is about the lives you’re saving when you don’t even think you can save your own.


This image was illustrated in collaboration with Lemon Chicken Por Favor

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  • Jasmine

    Beautifully written! Thank you for finding me so I can learn from your blog. I recently started up mine and I’m looking for pointers on making it a successful one p. I’m in for a long ride!

    • Thank you, Jasmine! I appreciate you taking the time to checkout my blog. I’ve written a lot of posts on starting a successful blog that I hope can be of help for you 🙂

  • This is beautiful. Thank you.

  • Great wisdom from someone who is young and twenty!

  • ecteedoff

    Thank you for this. Some days, helping others is the only thing that gets me out of bed. And it’s amazing the selfish relief I get from making someone’s day better. Thank you for writing this.

    • Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! 🙂 I think in this life it’s really easy to get caught up in ourselves. It’s amazing what a simple gesture or positive vibe can do for others.