Angel On The Bridge
Inspiration of the Day
“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”
Human Rights Activist, Environmental Campaigner,
Founder of The Body Shop
So Now What?
Mother Teresa changed the world. Steve Jobs and Steve Wosniak of Apple Computers changed the world, Rosa Parks, Oprah Winfrey, Jesus, the Buddha, they all changed the world even though they were only one person.
I want to read to you a short story by Julie Tallard Johnson that is a perfect illustration of how one person can change somebodies world. She wrote:
Perhaps you know the story of the girl who walked three miles, on a busy street, to kill herself by jumping off a bridge. She looked into the faces of dozens of strangers as she walked slowly to the bridge. People either looked away or stared back at her. For three miles no one said hello or inquired about the stress and pain on her face.
As she approached the bridge, where only a month earlier a friend of hers had jumped to his death, she saw the face of a man smiling at her. He was just an ordinary man, carrying a briefcase in one hand and walking fast somewhere. But he slowed down enough to give her a big smile of recognition. She had to smile back, even though he was a stranger.
In her journal later that day she wrote, “An angel disguised as a man smiled at me today, and I decided if God was going to bother to send me an angel I could hang on.”
One idea, one action can impact millions if not billions of people. Start with the next person you see today and do something to change their world, even if it’s just to give someone a smile or say “I Love You.”