I have been blessed to come to know several posters here personally, and to be able to count them as friends. I have phone conversations with several here from time to time also. Most of these are 'long distance relationships' due to the nature of the XJW beast, geographically, at least for me.
But I have come to truly cherish some very fine people, many of whom I have met through this medium, the internet, and this forum specifically. It has been wonderful to get to know these people that otherwise would have been unknown to me, say I had left the organization 10 or 15 years earlier. I am thankful for you in my life. And for the technology that has allowed me to get to know you.
Four years ago, when I left Jehovah's Witnesses, I felt very alone. I was very alone. I don't feel alone at all nowadays. It's not a perfect world. Making close friends is a tough assignment for many of us who leave later in life. All of our memories of the past are like dreams in the sense that all the people in them will no longer associate with us. It has been good to find a circle of friends.
Just wanted to state that. Life is so much better on many levels since leaving the Watchtower - and so much better when one has a few close friends to share it with.
Any others share my sentiments this morning? Or am I just a big softie today?