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Subject: OT: Thank you Date: 12/22/2006 4:40 PM
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Sometimes when I've been on these boards these recent months, I feel intimidated and dour when (if) I dare to read some of the "best of" topics and responses. There's so much fighting, anger, cruelty, and sorrow at times I wonder why I came here in the first place. I need to remind myself I came because I'm here to learn new tactics and ideas for improving my own life and possibilities. Often I forget my purpose as I wade through the posts, trying to find something that's not incendiary.

Eventually I stumbled onto this board, Foolish Elves - Acts of Kindness. Amidst so much of the loud anguish I hear and feel on these boards, I'm glad for this tiny little, whisper-like place. It's quite a gentle oasis of kindness, refreshing and desperately needed in this desert of harshness. It's very hard for me to actually believe there's an alternative to all the unpleasantries, never mind actually doing something, anything, that's conscientiously counter to it.

In recent days, I keep coming back to the idea of remembering to be grateful of the many things I have and like, not what is lacking, or detestable. It's a battle with me to be either hopeful, or despairing.

Saying this, I appreciate this board.

Thank you all.
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