When Bekah Georgy walked into a coffee shop, she probably planned it to be the last coffee cup she would ever take. Bekah hails from Salem, New Hampshire, and she loves ballet dancing, dogs and having some quality times with her loved ones.
However, life hadn’t been very good for Bekah. She had been struggling with anorexia and many other personal problems since her childhood. Behind her beautiful smile, there was a desperate soul in so much trouble. In fact, she had contemplated suicide more than thrice, even trying it a number of times.
“When you look at me, you might assume I’m happy, bubbly, outgoing and full of life. But you don’t really see the complete me. You wouldn’t know that behind this plastered smile is a girl who has broken and fallen to pieces. You wouldn’t know this girl had so much self-hate, she starved herself for over half her young life. Or that she’s tried to end her own life five times.”
On this day, Bekah was very disturbed. She was suicidal. She had so much running in her head that she wanted to try taking her own life. Before that, she wanted to take some coffee, so she walked into this nice coffee shop and made her order. As is the custom with many baristas, she expected the guy to write her name on the coffee cup, but what he wrote instead ended up saving her life. It made her look at herself from a whole new angle!
“You were just going about your job, unaware that writing a minuscule word on my drink would change my day and possibly my life…”
You didn’t know me and you didn’t know my story. Most importantly, you probably didn’t know writing the simple word “smile” on my order would change my day for the better. When you look at me, you might assume I’m happy, bubbly, outgoing and full of life. But you don’t really see the complete me.
You wouldn’t know that behind this plastered smile is a girl who has broken and fallen to pieces.
You wouldn’t know this girl had so much self-hate, she starved herself for over half her young life. Or that she’s tried to end her own life five times.”
“Maybe you wrote ‘smile’ on my drink because you saw the feeding tube. Or maybe you could see past my fake smile because you’ve been where I am.
Either way, I’m grateful. You didn’t have to make my order special. You could have treated me like another annoying customer. But you took that extra second to add some positivity to a life that’s been filled with so much negatively lately.”
“You see, my day consisted of a horrible doctor’s appointment and a horrible therapy session. I was filled with hopelessness, and my suicidal thoughts were getting worse. When my anorexia is bad sometimes coffee is the only thing I can drink. But I was afraid to consume even coffee that day.
If I hadn’t encountered that cup, I could have done more damage to myself that night.
When I read that word, I couldn’t help but smile, literally.”
“A simple act of kindness can mean the world to someone. It can provide hope for the hopeless.
Now I plan to pass this hope along.”
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