Posted by Tracy (126.96.36.199) on May 20, 2000 at 04:08:34:
In Reply to: Supervent posted by Gary on May 20, 2000 at 01:40:09:
you really should take a step back and look at the big picture.
I was just like you when I came. I got SO mad! But when I took a step back and realised what was going on I saw what great people live here.
I hardly leave this site now. Even when I'm working, I check in every couple of hours just to see what's happening.
As for Jonny, he's a VERY good guy. He's one of the people I'd call my best friend from this site. When I found out my Mum may have a serious illness (on top of a REALLY bad day I'd had) he and Margi posted me and helped me make it through a day I might not have done otherwise. That's not me being melodramatic, I'd REALLY reached the wire.
He's a very sweet guy who let's his heart rule his head. But don't we all? I know I do. I often shout first and ask questions later. Heck, that was what caused all my problems when I first came here! He's a loyal and passionate friend and I, amongst MANY others, will stand up for him and say don't start with Jonny.
You are like us all, are in pain - both emotionally and physically, it's not a nice place to be and it can warp our view of things. That coupled with our own ideas on what is and isn't acceptable can make what we say and do here seem a little 'off'. But it's not, it's what we do to make sense of how badly our lives have fallen apart.
Sometimes we wallow in the pity pot, and we need a swift smack in the chops to drag ourselves up by our bootlaces. Sometimes we need sympathy to adjust, and we get it - enough to help us make it through another day.
I hope you stick around, you won't be sorry if you do. If not? Well, I'll be sorry to see you go. We all have something to contribute, to make our world here a little warmer. But if you leave, I can assure you the loss for you will be far greater than the loss for us.
Take care and God bless,
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