During the eight months that I have been priviledged to be a part of this community, there have been numerous times when I have been stunned to see that a poster who I value as a strong, together, WONDERFUL person appears to have self esteem issues. Why this should surprise me I don’t know, since I have plenty of my own.
However, I just had a thought…maybe we should have a thread where we all try to HELP each other understand how much value we all place on each other? I know that most of us only REALLY know a handful of people on the board, but there are times when I think to myself "Boy, I really think that was a wise/intelligent/loving/giving/down to earth/AWESOME thing to say! I should respond, but I don’t really KNOW that person, and I don’t want to jump in and look like an idiot. (Hey, I ADMITTED that I have self esteem issues, okay?)
So, this may sink like a stone. But, with all of the stuff that has been going on lately here, I wanted to provide a forum where we could say something about someone who has touched your life just by being themselves.
In MY case, there are so many people who have helped me, supported me, cared about me and been kind to me that I could not even begin to post a list.
I actually have a list somewhere in my heart, but I hope that I have let each of them know in private how much they have helped me, and how much I appreciate them. If I missed anyone in private, please know that I DO appreciate any kind or loving and supportive thing anyone ever said to me on this board.
So, does anyone else feel the need to tell anyone else how much they have meant to them?