Do you talk differently now to non-Witnesses?
I consciously try to cuss less in front of them. -- JayK
That's a keeper! Thanks, everyone, for the great replies.
The opening post came to me today when at a local business, where the employee did mention her family's losses during the fire and the GFM account, in the amount of $10,000.
Like you, I had no inclination whatsoever to mention the last days or God's kingdom. It was enough simply to listen with a sympathetic ear. I learned long ago not to try to fix the world's ills, or just those of one sad person.
Blessings and Peace.
I don't think so Coco ( and that was the beloved name of my beautiful boy cat I lost- kiss)
I like to think as an active or now inactive I have always felt the same about others. Even as an active JW I would always go out of my way to hug a d/f at the back.
As an inaCtive JW now, I love to hug a JW now in the supermarket or wherever.
Its all the same. I haven't changed.
Sorry about CoCo kitty (I care for cats and dogs and Guinea pigs).
I really like your reply. You're true to your real, authentic self. When a dear JW friend saw me after many years away, her eyes viewed the outwardly long-haired and bearded Hippie who once attended meetings with her. I told her I hadn't changed (my sentiments and actions mirror your own).
She agreed because "Roxie" always sees the good in people. She "sees" with her heart.
The lesson from the fox (The Little Prince):
Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Ahhh Coco.....and here......a hug for you.