Wednesday, May 09, 2012
"It's weird to feel such a connection with a lot of you and not even know your real names, LoL. Does anyone else feel this way?"
My status yesterday got me thinking...
We don't go shopping together, though with all my thrift store pictures, you probably feel like I dragged you along sometimes :) We don't get together for the holidays. We haven't shown each other our embarrassing high school photos or shared our innermost secrets. I may not know you, but I know you.
Outsiders may see this as just some message board, a place to gripe, a place to brag. A place where the big'uns unite. A place to waste time and talk the talk without walking the walk.
This place is so much more. You are my home away from home. You 'get' me. I 'get' you. You're where I want to be or where I've already been. Maybe we're even cosmically holding hands because we're at the same place, with the same goals and ambitions. You've made me smile. You've made me cry. You've made me believe in myself. You've made me believe that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. You keep me accountable.
Those of you that have commented on me being an inspiration, being motivational, on my 'success story in the making', those of you saying I'm beautiful...all I can say is thank you. From the very bottom of my heart. I hope, in some little way, I can pay forward what I've received from all of you.
This isn't 'just a website'. This is a LIFEline. You are helping me save my life.
I may not know your name, where you live or what score you got on your SATs, but you hold a special place in my heart. And you always will.
My SparkleLovelies, I am forever indebted to you.