- A university student was nervous when she saw a note on her windshield one day.
- But instead of an angry note, it was from someone who said her sign saved her life.
- She then remembered that her thoughtful bumper sticker reads, “Please don’t take your life today.”
A stranger who was looking for a sign to go on got the encouragement she needed in a woman’s thoughtful bumper sticker.
Brooke Lacey, a 22-year-old university student from New Zealand, has won her battle against depression. So, she aims to help others win their fight.
She decided to create a batch of 600 signs that read, “Please don’t take your life today. The world is so much better with you in it. More than you realize, stay.”
Lacey laminated the signs and hung them next to bridges, overpasses, railroads, and waterways around the capital city of Wellington. She also made one her bumper sticker.
She had thought nothing about it afterward, and was surprised to see a note on the windshield of her car one day.
Lacey was anxious that she got an angry note that scolded her for her parking technique, but what she read warmed her heart.
The anonymous writer thanked her for saving their life!
The note read, “I left my house with a plan and asked for a sign, any sign, I was doing the right thing when I saw your car in the parking lot. Thank you.”
It was only then that Lacey remembered her bumper sticker.
She wrote on Twitter, “I had these made so long ago, put one on my car and forgot about them, until now. I am so glad whoever you are chose to stay today. You never know who needs this reminder.”
When Lacey put up the signs, it was just her own way of helping. Knowing that at least one of them saved another person’s life reminds us that even the smallest act of kindness can go a long way.
If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, or in case of emergency, dial 988. For those in Canada, you can Contact the Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645 from 4 p.m. to midnight EST.
Source: Good News Network