I’m sitting here crying as I type this, but it’s a “good” kind of crying. I don’t consider what I’m about to say either “mundane” or “pointless”, but I know this post is more likely to be seen here than IMHO.
I will never know which individual Dopers are responsible for the money order I received yesterday to pay for my washing machine being fixed. You set it up anonymously between yourselves and I’m sure that not one of you would take the credit even now.
I am awed, humbled, touched, overwhelmed, that people I may never even meet would do such a nice thing for us. To my knowledge, no members of the G’Dope are Kerry Packer or Rupert Murdoch in disguise - you’re all average people doing the best you can to survive yourselves.
So often on these boards we read threads about intolerance and hatred. I can’t think of many acts which exemplify the acceptance and affection and even love which this community offers people better than the one which was bestowed upon me.
There are no words adequate to express our appreciation, so I’ll just leave you with a very heartfelt “thank you” from
Merryl, Kiah, Tahnee, and Bree
and my promise to “pass it on” at any and every opportunity I get.