Hello, Craigslisters!

In my moment of desperation last night, I committed an act that I would regard as a personal breakthrough: I posted a personal ad on Craigslist to seek a friendly voice that would somehow soothe my tortured soul. And to my surprise, even though I’ve always been suspicious about advertising yourself, I’m today richer by a few friends and quality conversations. Perhaps, all I need, or all anyone ever needs is to be understood.

What’s nice about all the messages I’ve received is knowing that I’m not alone in the world. And part of that is knowing that people from all walks of life share your concerns, not just people who are exactly like you. Just when I’ve given up hope and sunk one foot into despair, I feel like I can take a deep breath, walk out my door and face the day’s battles again… well at least for another day, and that’s probably more than anyone can ever ask for. That is to go through the motions of another day and hope for the best in the next.

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