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I once offered to be a listening ear to a gentleman I had never met before. I felt compelled to talk to him and make myself available to discuss his situation. The man was a bit taken back as he his mother had just recently become sick. He was unsure of how she would do or how he would find the money to pay for her care. Through the next few months, we became very close friends and he later confided to me that he was considering suicide. I was shocked to find out that this simple gesture of kindness he credited with saving his life. He said that had I not entered his life at that moment, he probably wouldn’t be around today. God speaks to us in interesting ways and directs us in ways we might not realize until well after the fact.