Coffee cup message means the world to suicidal teen


Bekah Georgy of Salem, New Hampshire, has had a difficult life. For over half of it, the teen has struggled with depression and anorexia, been hospitalized numerous times, and in her worst moments has even considered taking her own life.

During one rough patch, Bekah found herself in a Starbucks getting coffee. She had seldom felt lower, but when she received her order, she noticed something written on her cup that changed everything…

New Hampshire teenager Bekah Georgy has dealt with anorexia and depression for most of her life. During a particularly difficult time, Bekah ordered coffee and was shocked at the barista’s simple gesture of kindness…

Facebook / Bekah Georgy

 

Written on her coffee cup was a single word that moved Bekah so much that she decided to post an open letter to the worker responsible:

Her post read: “Dear barista, 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.”

bekah-7Facebook / Bekah Georgy

“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.”

bekah-1Facebook / Bekah Georgy

 

“I’m guessing you didn’t know these past few weeks, and that day particularly, had been extremely hard. You were just going about your job, unaware that writing a minuscule word on my drink would change my day and possibly my life.”

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“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.”

bekah-3The Mighty / Bekah Georgy

 

“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.”

bekah-9Facebook / Bekah Georgy

“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.”

bekah-6Facebook / Bekah Georgy

 

“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. So barista, thank you. Thank you for turning my day around.”

bekah-4Facebook / Bekah Georgy

Wow…what an incredible story! It just goes to show that sometimes even the smallest acts of kindness can be tremendously meaningful.

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Source: boredomtherapy.com


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