Check out the sources on this. It gave me a few bookmarks to save :D Harvard, Scientific American, Mayo Clinic (which is one of my favorite sites) moi bueno! :P
8-years ago, CHP Officer Kevin Briggs talked this young man out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
That young man’s name is Kevin Berthia.
Today he is 30 years old and married with 2 children.
This week he presented Officer Briggs with an award on behalf of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The story of how Officer Briggs talked Kevin down is remarkable.
As you can see in the picture, Kevin is literally one step away from jumping to his death. But for more than hour, the officer listened to Kevin pour his heart out about his troubles and told him, “I know you think things are bad, but they can get better.”
Kevin says, “Officer Briggs never made me feel guilty for the situation I was in. He made feel like, I understand why you are here, but there are alternatives”
Kevin is just one of countless lives Briggs has saved over his 23 year career.
Briggs, who was promoted to Sergeant five years ago, is humble about what he does. He says, ”they make the decision, when they step back over that rail it takes a tremendous amount of courage”
I salute Sergeant Briggs!
Photo: The San Francisco Chronicle, John Storey
A little more of my faith in humanity just got restored.
….wow this really touches me
It scares me that there’s only 1000 reblogs.
It scares me that there’s only 3000 reblogs.
how old is google?
google is 13 today
Okay. So there’s a theory out there about this movie that I’m going to throw out to you all. I’m not sure I agree with it, but at the same time, I’m not sure I don’t. It really makes a lot of sense if you think about it, but I fairly confident it was not a planned story by the creators of the movie. But it certainly fits. So here goes.
The Great Stone Dragon is featured three times in the movie: First, Mulan stands beside the statue when she sings about how she wishes her outside would match her inside, and that her actions and appearances were in line with her inner character. Second, Mulan sits on the base of the statue watching her father pass his final night before going off to war, it is here that she makes her decision to take his place. And the third time is when the ancestors attempt – and fail – to awaken the spirit.
So why does the statue crumble? Because it’s empty. Because the spirit of the Great Stone Dragon has already awakened and given Mulan the strength she needed to make her decision and go to war in her father’s stead. Mulan woke the dragon (calm down, Viserys) when she sang ‘Reflection’ beside him, and he gave her his spirit when she sat in the rain watching her father, passing to her all of the strength of the Great Stone Dragon. So when the ancestors try to wake him, he’s already gone.
Anyway that’s the theory. As I said, I don’t know that I buy into it, but it certainly makes a lot of sense.
My childhood just got more beautiful
I had my hands full but I needed to turn on my light
so I just used my mouth and flicked the switch up with my tongue
and then I realized
WHY DOESN’T THIS HAVE MORE NOTES?! THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!!
THIS IS THE BEST
“Same sex couples shouldn’t be able to adopt because their kids will get bullied for having two moms or two dads”
instead of not allowing same sex couples to adopt
maybe you should teach your little shitty kids not to bully
Soft & Chewy Banana Nut Butter CookiesIngredients
- 6 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons all natural almond butter
- 1 small banana, mashed well in a bowl
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon (optional… I love cinnamon)Instructions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash banana in a bowl until nice and smooth. Add in nut butters, spices, and salt, and mix until very well combined.
- The dough should stick together into one big ball by the time it’s all mixed together. Nothing should stick to the side of the bowl.
- Grease a cookie sheet with a healthy oil.
- Plop into little balls on the cookie sheet and press down with a fork (or just smoosh down with your hand)
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until firm to the touch… but watch that the bottoms don’t burn!
- Let cool and enjoy!!Nutritional InformationServes: 10
Serving size: 1 cookie
I don’t know if anyone’s posted this recipe on here before, but when I saw it, I just thought “THIS MUST BE SHARED”