Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kindness and Compassion - Can Save a Live


If only we all found ways to extend simple acts of compassion and kindness.

It would change the world!

A great tribute to one man's kindness in the news! 

Don Ritchie, 85, who lived across the road from The Gap – a treacherous coastal cliff in Sydney's east - would stop people in distress and say: "Is there something I could do to help you?" Hundreds of strangers subsequently stopped for his "kind word and a smile" and then changed their minds about jumping to the rocks below. Some had laid their shoes, wallets and a note on the coastal rocks and were poised to leap before being gently coaxed back from the edge. Officially, Mr Ritchie saved 160 people over the past 50-odd years, though his family believe the number is closer to 500.

Toward eupan!

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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