I too might be cutting off a line of support on this topic but would really like to put it rest. Sometimes I don't have anything to add. Sometimes I am trying to deal with my depression in the best way that I can and am feeling fairly worthless and who would want to hear from a "loser" like me. Sometimes it is all I can do to get out of bed and face my world let alone feel guilty because I didn't respond to someone on the site.
I guess what I am trying to say is I look at all responses to my posts as heart felt gifts from those who are in a position to give a gift. In the same sense, when I do respond it is when I feel like I am in a position to give a heart felt gift and not running on emotional reserves or trying to give when the tank is empty. Look to what is given as a gift rather than more should be given.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
Post Edited (CheerDad (Randy)) : 8/24/2005 12:40:43 PM (GMT-6)