“In a time of crisis, all people really need is one person willing to lend a hand. It could make the difference between life and death.”
So says Chen Si, a self-appointed lifeguard on the so-called Chinese bridge of death. He’s spent every weekend for the last 5 years patrolling Nanjing Bridge looking for people about to commit suicide. So far he’s saved 144 lives.
Read Chen’s inspiring, touching stories of some lives saved, and the difficulties and sacrifices that come from this kind of special volunteerism. You’ll be grateful for the problems in your life, all so minor compared to what many people suffer. You may even be inspired to make someone smile, and that just could make the difference between life and death.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. -Mahatma Gandhi
(via LA Times)