Monday, January 5, 2009

Beauty... Day 3

Ok, I've had a hard time with this one today, but finally decided what I would talk about. This one won't have pictures, but I'm okay with that.

I've been feeling, I don't know, "weird" I guess, about a message board I am a member of. This place has literally been a saving grace for me the last year. I guess what they say is true, all good things must come to an end (something like that). No, I'm NOT leaving there, but I am cutting back on my time there, well, at least I won't be posting as much. Anyway, THAT'S not what I found beauty in today.

There was something that I posted today, that was actually pretty bold of me seeing as how I don't start threads often, & I HATE any kind of confrontation. I went ahead & posted anyway. I left to take the boys to school & decided to check to see if anyone responded to my thread. HOLY SCHMOLY, I had 21 replies already. As I was reading them, I got a PM (Private Message) from someone. Now, I don't "know" this person, other than reading her posts, we've never chatted before. BUT she felt strong enough about what I had said, that she wanted to talk to me. Can I just say, she totally made my day! We started PMing each other & I suddenly didn't feel so isolated & alone with my thoughts anymore. As I've gone throughout my day, I've IM'd with a few other friends that have "backed me up" for lack of a better word.

What am I finding beauty in you're still wondering? Good friends! Some I have actually met IRL, others, we've just chatted online, & still others I'm only now becoming friends with. I LOVE my friends! I love that someone that doesn't know me, but agreed with something I said, felt like letting me know privately. She let me know that she DOES read what I post & not only that, but doesn't want to see me go away. Today, my friends made me feel important!

Ok, I feel like I'm rambling here, sorry! Anyway, the short story, or the "moral" of my story, I love & cherish my friends! Thanks guys, you're the best & you know who you are!


McKay Family said...

Awww....I don't want to see you leave. I am more ticked about how vile the cricut threads got and the shear nastiness of some people.

Brynn said...

I KNOW! I don't know what's going on, but it's gotten nasty lately. I'm sad, I miss my "happy place". LOL

1boy4girls said...

Is this on that place that I shoved my way into? Just want to check it out too!

Sorry you had a rough time, but I'm glad that you were able to realize how important you are (even though it's not said very often on this end!). Friends are great, either real or online, and they're very important. Glad you were able to find some "beauty" in it!


McKay Family said...

I am choosing to keep my happy place and ignore the threads that are going down the drain. If I happen on one, I am just moving on these days. There is still a lot of positive energy there.