We all stand in line

by Joanna Frank

Note from Anne Moss: I met Joanna in my suicide loss support group. Her husband had taken his life immediately after he missed the signal that their son’s respirator had stalled and died as a result. She lost both sons to health issues and her husband to suicide.

We are all really the same
We all stand in a line
Waiting for that unknown moment.
We may think our lives are unique but our deaths are already designed.

We will all breathe our last breath one day…
We will all be in line
To be call home
We never really know when our time will be called in that line

While you wait
Take time to talk to a stranger
Get to know the cashier you see every morning
Keep waving at the neighbors even if they don’t wave back
Say I love you to your friends and family
Hug your partner
Donate your time to helping others
Step out of your comfort zone
Be Humble
Be Bold
Make somebody feel special
Hug someone
Make someone smile
Dance in the kitchen
Laugh out loud

While we wait in line….

Make a difference.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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