Sometimes bloggers wonder if their words truly have an impact on others.
I am pleased to report that mine did, and are continuing to do so.
It’s true. I have actually helped save lives!
In fact, I recently saved someone’s life. Seriously.
How I Learned I Saved Someone’s Life
I received a letter in my inbox a while ago. Apparently, a suicidal teenager read a post I wrote about the time I tried killing myself. (Wording Well is unique because it contains personal posts from when this site used to be called Lorraine Reguly’s Life, before I found my niche — I guess I should say “niches,” as I have three: writing, blogging, and freelancing — and before I had direction as a services provider and business owner.)
Anyway, getting back to this teenager…
She contacted me through my contact page form. She granted me permission to post her first two emails to me, as long as I didn’t use her name. Naturally, I agreed. I even sent her a copy of this post before publishing it to double-check that she’d be okay with what was published.
This is what she wrote: Read More