So tired…

7 12 2005

3:38am, and I’m finishing my radio project. Now it’s just a half hour of sitting around, waiting for our entire radio show to transfer to tape.

Mike’s funeral is today. All the Pikes are leaving at around 4:30 on a bus to go to West Bend, then we’re staying for the visitation and the full service. To give you an idea of the kind of guy we was, check out the obituary in the WI State Journal… or ask. It’s tradition in the fraternity to wear a black cloth over our badges, so we’ll be doing that as well.

One thought. Since his death was a suicide, one of my brothers left us with this quote by Leo Buscaglia:

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

To anyone reading this, remember that. So many of us have been affected by suicide. I’ve known four different people who attempted and only one failed, my aunt. Remember that you can make a difference in someone’s life, and I don’t just mean this as some cheesy saying. I mean it in that so often, we don’t see when the people around us are down. Be genuinely interested in people and care.

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