This morning, on my daily commute, there was a delay on the Calgary commuter rail – the Ctrain. This is pretty standard, as the trains aren’t terribly reliable, and the power often fails on the overhead lines, or people drive into the cars on their surface tracks.
But, this morning… it was different. At Anderson Station, as we rode slowly by on a train that wasn’t stopping, there was a body on the tracks.
Reports on Twitter shared that some people had seen the person jump in front of the moving train. All I could think of was the poor driver who couldn’t have possibly done anything, and then the person who killed themselves in front of all those horrified morning commuters.
I can’t even begin to understand the sadness and pain that someone must be feeling, that they felt their only option is to jump in front of the train. My heart aches just thinking about it.
Things do get better. I know. I’ve felt pretty low earlier in my life… Things get better.
My thought to you, dear reader – if you know of someone who’s feeling lonely or low, drop them a note, or give them a call. We all need to know we’re loved and appreciated. Who knows. Maybe you’ll save a life this holiday season.
MUCH love and hugs go out to everyone who drops by here. xoxo