Today is MOTH Monday on Good News Network: In partnership with The Moth, a nonprofit dedicated to the art of storytelling, we bring you the most uplifting speakers from live stages across the world.
Jeff Simmermon was in a particularly lousy mood following his “surprise divorce” several years ago. All he wanted to do was get back to his New York City home so he could get out of the rain and quell his negative emotions with copious amounts of ice cream.
His patience was tested, however, when his rain-soaked grocery bags tore open on the train home from the grocery store.
Simmermon became even more irritated when a train passenger testily accused him of being inconsiderate of her space.
What followed was a strangely heartwarming exchange in which Simmermon and the woman “empathetically yelled” at each other – and it left him feeling significantly better than when he boarded the train.
Listen to his story below…
The Moth gives people an opportunity to tell a true story in front of a live audience, and sometimes their stories are chosen to air on the radio show, now celebrating its tenth year, and broadcasting on 485+ public radio stations—and on The Moth podcast, which is downloaded over 52 million times a year.
The Moth’s third book, Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible will be published in March 2019 and is available for pre-order from your favorite bookseller now.
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