I just want to take a minute to thank everyone who has left comments for me on my profile page. It means so much to me that you care enough to take the time to send me these wonderful and special messages and I really want to find the time to repay all of you in kind.
As most of you probably already know, I've had quite a bit piled on the old life plate, recently, and it's been quite the challenge to keep up with it all. Not that I'm complaining - I'm not. I thrive on this, in fact; it makes me feel like I'm actually doing something, and not wasting my time or my energy. For someone in my position, knowing I'm making a difference makes a huge difference in my perceptions of myself, my time, my energy, and my efforts.
I also want to apologize to everyone who's had to wait for more than a couple of days for me to respond to messages and emails. As stated, I've had quite a bit piled on the old life plate, lately, so it takes me a bit longer to reply than what you're used to. But, I'm loving what I'm doing, and I'd really like to keep doing it. I hope you understand, and I hope you're okay with having to wait a few days, sometimes, before I can get back to you.
This site has literally given me back my life, and this incredible community of people from all over the world has helped me to open myself to so much more than I ever dreamed would be possible. Even the people with whom I've had disagreements have turned out to be amazing teachers, and I'm so grateful to them for having given me the time I needed to learn what I need to learn. I'm definitely a better person for it.
Things are pretty stressful in my home life, right now - as you know, if you're tuned in to the Community Blogline - and it's been a long, hard, painful haul for me. Just getting out of bed in the mornings has been difficult because my mindset hasn't been very positive.
But, I woke up yesterday, and I realized that I've been given an incredible gift - YOU, and the Care2 Connect site - and somehow, that realization brought with it the understanding that even though I can't work outside my home, anymore, I can still contribute to the world by doing what I'm doing here. As anyone in my position will attest, feeling useful and trying to justify one's existence when one can't financially contribute is a huge burden to bear and deal with.
Anyway, I just wanted to thank everyone who's left comments on my profile, to extend my thanks to the creators of the most profoundly impacting website I've ever had the pleasure to be a member of, and especially, to thank all of you for making such a huge difference in my life.
I hope you all have a wonderful and fulfilling day, and an awesome weekend.