Back in October, I applied for a summer internship with the State Department. Months went by and I didn’t hear anything from them, so I just assumed I was rejected. Then one January afternoon I found out I had been accepted, but I didn’t know where to yet– my two options were Washington, DC or Madagascar. Turns out I was selected by the Bureau of African Affairs to work at the U.S. Embassy in…
Making your profile picture purple won’t cure cancer.
Donate money instead.
The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.
One of them
Missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.
Car wouldn’t start.
Get a taxi.
The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..
Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment
me when the smart kid in class gets the answer wrong
I finally, after many years, gave in and decided to read The Fault in Our Stars. I knew it would make me sad, which is why I avoided reading it, but I definitely do not regret my decision.
You know a book is good when you feel like you personally knew the character and mourn for them long after you’ve finished reading.
Thanks John Green.