Monday, June 7, 2010

Please Don't Jump

If I have seemed a little absent lately it is because I have been rather overwhelmed by the response to the group I started on Facebook: Please Don't Jump. I read the secret Saturday night and I just couldn't brush my teeth and go to bed and do nothing.

So I started a group. It's gotten a little big. 26 thousand 2 hundred and 89 members as I type this.

It took me all of five minutes. I figured maybe a thousand people would join (and that was me being optimistic). ]I have to say, it was so gratifying to read one of Sunday's Secrets and finally be able to DO SOMETHING.

When I saw the secret I saw a person calling out for help to the whole world via Post Secret. Now the whole world appears to be calling back with words of love, encouragement, and even places to sleep! Seriously, I've lost count of how many times I have seen people offer their "couches" on the wall.

Some people have even posted their phone numbers. What strikes me is: these people are serious. They are seriously offering this person a place to stay! I just started a Facebook group. That's it. And yet people keep sending me messages telling me how wonderful I am. I don't know. I'm not offering my couch. I'm not posting my phone number. I am not Frank Warren of Post Secret . It's actually a little awkward and overwhelming everyone THANKING me. I don't understand it, to be perfectly honest. There are so many people who have done so much more.

All I did was start something. It was easy. I did not do the hard thing. I am not a volunteer for 1-800-SUICIDE. I am not one of the people who has gone on a hunger strike for the dream act.

I just made a group. The 26 thousand people who have joined have made the difference.

Heart: Kimberellie

--All I wanted was for the person who wrote the secret to notice the group and NOT jump. And you know what? I think he/she will definitely notice!!!


  1. That is awesome... I will join your group too. You are awesome K, I'm so proud of you. xoxo

  2. Wow, that's incredible! I'm heading over to join now--so cool!

  3. That is SOOOO cool. I know it may not seem like a big deal to you, just clicking a few buttons and typing in a few letters, but for a lot of people, it's one person who took the effort to show that they CARE. And that's what the outreach and thanking is for, the fact that someone is noticing them.

    So hats off to you miss kimberellie :)

  4. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. "
    - Margaret Mead

    Just think what 26,000 people can do.

  5. Good for you. You cared. You know how many people don't? Plus you thought up a good idea and acted. Thank you for being a good person. I hope it helps the person in question.

  6. Wow, this is fantastic. I've got goosebumps. I'm so amazingly proud of you. Seriously. You did a wonderful thing.

    I'm going to join too! (Yup, just did.)

  7. sometimes it's the small things that count. I think what's most admirable is that you did something. Now look how big that little something has become. You are actually helping people out there who may feel the same way, and more importantly you're an inspiration for people to do something, anything!

  8. All the big things, start with little things. Someone has to be the starter of these things. Thank you for being you. Love you, Kim!

  9. As someone who has struggled with the suicide of both a family member and a close friend in a relatively short life time, this really hits home for me. Hits home so hard I almost didn't read your post, afraid that you were going to make some sort of joke since most your entries are based in humor. But I'm glad I looked anyway, and you should be thanked.

  10. How exciting, good for you!

  11. Aww, I was surprised to discover that two RL friends of mine had already joined! :D
    (I joined too, of course)

  12. Thats amazing...congrats.:)SarahD

  13. Way to go hun that's huge!!! I love those moments, it's God saying, I'm not done with you yet. heart of GOLD is what you have!!! Ima go join your group=)

  14. Wow. I truly hope the person who wrote that secret (or anyone in a similar situation) sees your group and realizes not to give up.

    It's really people like you who make a difference in this world. Corny, but super, super true.

    Thanks for being awesome. :)

  15. Just read down the wall in that group ,I think its so wonderful how caring and lovely everyone is. What a beautiful group to create! hope it makes a difference :)


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