Dear QQ Friends:

I once attended a church, as a newcomer to the community, where there was a ritual of greeting those seated near one with a smile and a handshake.  At the end of the service, NO ONE spoke to me, and I passed out the door unnoticed (as far as I could tell).  I never went back to that church!

Later, I attended a church from a related denomination out in the country.  I felt rather conspicuous as an outsider (members wore a garb), and left promptly after the meeting ended.  As I headed toward my car, a member of the church came bursting out of the men's door, and chased me down!  He asked, "why leave in such a hurry?"  Guess what?!  I became a regular attender at that church.

I have been trying to function in a meaningful way as a greeter for QQ.  I have some reservations about this.  I don't want to put newcomers on the spot. I don't want to "steal the spotlight."  I am in my 70s'. living alone since my wife died, and trying to keep up with the farm and some scholarly pursuits.

This is to encourage others to step up to the plate, welcoming newcomers and encouraging them to share as they feel comfortable to do so.  Please help!!

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Healing all the time. If not, I would not have ventured here, but stayed in hiatus even longer. This comes to mind:

"The mill will never grind with the water that has passed."

I do "like" this discussion, but hitting the "like" button was a mistake!!!

Hi William,

Hey I once liked my own discussion and was embarrassed to see my face there on the sidebar  liking my own discussion.! Later on I figured out that I could go back and remove the like if I felt silly.  Anyway.  .   . So easy to misunderstand and be misunderstood online.   .   .



Laura Scattergood said:

Hi William,

Hey I once liked my own discussion and was embarrassed to see my face there on the sidebar  liking my own discussion.! Later on I figured out that I could go back and remove the like if I felt silly.  Anyway.  .   . So easy to misunderstand and be misunderstood online.   .   .

It worked!!  Now everyone will know that I liked my discussion, but did NOT like indicating that I did!

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