Hi all, Thank you so much for your kind words at the end of the Mother Theresa thread. They were truly healing words to me, and were sorely needed! It took me a while to recuperate, but your words were the start of that healing. Thank you for your graciousness and compassion! Wow, it's so exciting coming back here after a day away. It's like a whole new town has sprung up, with so many fascinating places to explore. And wonderful people. Astonishing. I'm so glad that you came here, and stuck out such a horrible beginning. This has been my dream since this board started. If you feel discouraged at times, please just push the 'ignore this post' button. Having grown up in an abusive home, I recognize the signs. And know that some people will be toxic, until they heal themselves first. But there is so much beautiful interaction here!!! Let's enjoy it, and each other. I'm still pondering your illness and spirituality post, Rafiki. And your wonderful post on Native Americans, Rainbow. And Rainbow, thanks for sharing your thoughts on memories. I so agree with you, and love remembering laughter with friends, my Grandmother's tenderness, and moments of beauty and delight in my life. They sustain me. I'm so glad to know you, and have the opportunity to grow in friendship!