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Old 09-13-2005, 11:45 AM   #1
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You know, I have been affected this last week. I watched a couple shows on TV that affected me deeply, one about getting aid to Katrina victims, and one telling the story of those people on flight 92, back on 9-11, that saved the lives of many by fighting against hijacker terrorists who were trying to fly the aircraft into the capitol building. Then, my youngest daughter needed her dad, not to tell her what to do, but to listen and support as she is making hard choices in her life. She had to break up with her boyfriend, not because he isn't a great guy, but she has to find out who she is, and mature. She wasn't ready for a serious relationship yet, and realized it. It's very hard on both of them. And I care deeply for both of them.

Then a member was missing, and believed he wasn't missed on DC. I wrote him a fairly cold, but sobering response, stating that this site, all of us, are here because it's a conveniant place, and a place where people come and go, and don't really make tight bonds.

I was wrong. I realize now that I did miss him, and Crewsk, and many others who haven't been around for a while. I had just put up my protective shell. This last weekend has cracked that shell and allowed me to feel a bit more than I would want to feel.

Life is full of joy, and sorrow, freinds and enemies, comfort and pain. All of these things help us to grow. And if we embrace each other, then we can help when we are strong, receive help when we are weak.

I am part of this community, just as I am part of my family. I won't be cold again.

Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North

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Old 09-13-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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A lovely post Goodweed. And very heartfelt, thank you for sharing yourself with us.

As to missing folks on here, just because you don't get a thread dedicated to you doesn't mean folks aren't thinking of you. And remember too, you need to put yourself out there to make connections with people. Connections are what really matter and what I think those folks who want to be missed are craving. Send a PM, share a joke, make a closer friend or two. It isn't too hard, and it isn't as scary on the boards as it is face to face.

Thanks Goodweed for setting the example of sharing yourself. Warm fuzzies to you.
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Old 09-13-2005, 11:53 AM   #3
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I think the last couple of weeks have changed us all more than we realized - and then the commemoration of 9/11 on top of that has such a sobering effect on us. Life is so daily that we don't always take time to stop and think about others - and yet that is part of the reason we are here. I hope I can keep myself from being so bogged down in my own pursuits that I don't forget to encourage others. Sometimes all we need is a pat on the back at the right time. You have reminded us well.
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:05 PM   #4
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A lovely post Goodweed. And very heartfelt, thank you for sharing yourself with us.

As to missing folks on here, just because you don't get a thread dedicated to you doesn't mean folks aren't thinking of you. And remember too, you need to put yourself out there to make connections with people. Connections are what really matter and what I think those folks who want to be missed are craving. Send a PM, share a joke, make a closer friend or two. It isn't too hard, and it isn't as scary on the boards as it is face to face.

Thanks Goodweed for setting the example of sharing yourself. Warm fuzzies to you.
i agree, goodweed. lovely post.
i didn't say anything the first time i went away. but i said something last time and i'm glad i did.
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:08 PM   #5
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Wonderful post.
I'm glad you shared your feelings with us.
Thank you.
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Old 09-13-2005, 10:01 PM   #7
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A lovely post Goodweed. And very heartfelt, thank you for sharing yourself with us.

As to missing folks on here, just because you don't get a thread dedicated to you doesn't mean folks aren't thinking of you. And remember too, you need to put yourself out there to make connections with people. Connections are what really matter and what I think those folks who want to be missed are craving. Send a PM, share a joke, make a closer friend or two. It isn't too hard, and it isn't as scary on the boards as it is face to face.

Thanks Goodweed for setting the example of sharing yourself. Warm fuzzies to you.
Alix, will you adopt me (I wannabe just like you when I grow up.) Or - dedicate a page to me? (j/k). Very nicely said Alix & Goodweed - right from the heart and the hip.
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Old 09-13-2005, 10:48 PM   #8
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Ahh Goodweed, you said it so well.You've given me the incentive, to try not to be so wrapped up in my own little world that I forget that others might need just a "good job or nice post or and especially a thank you." You always are right on target and have well meaning posts. Thank you. From this day on, may I always try to be there for anyone who might need me. It's so easy to just take a minute and say Hi, how are you? How have you been. I've MISSED YOU!
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:32 PM   #9
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Goodweed, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Well said! And Alix, you always seem to know the right thing to say. kadesma, you are always here with encouragement! I love this place!!
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Remember too:friends are not just for the good times...we're here for the bad times too.
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