How has myLot been a comfort to you?

@cortjo73 (6500)
United States
March 19, 2008 1:51pm CST
This past weekend when we were having those trains of tornadoes roll through Georgia and every hour brought a new threat to me and my hubby, myLot kept me sane. I just focused a lot of my attention to discussions. I kept my eye on the TV to know if I needed to head to the neighbors but, you all were instrumental in keeping me sane. A lot of you comforted me and wished me well and had an extremely calming effect on me. For that, I want to say Thank you to all of you, again. Have any of you experienced that in your time on myLot? Were you comforted or kept calm here while the world seemed to be spinning around you?
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@gandatwo (602)
• Australia
19 Mar 08
Interaction with others is very healthy,I enjoy sharing and I must say learning,I certainly feel I receive more then I give,so yes I am with you,thanks mylot Friends.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Well said. I too feel like I was given a lot of support the day of our storms and, I only hope that I am as instrumental in giving back in a very positive way sometime if and when someone here needs me!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
19 Mar 08
BTW...is your avatar of a Plummeria flower? That is my favorite flower ever. It has the most beautiful scent of any flower anywhere. It reminds me of my honeymoon in Hawaii!
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@Hatley (164759)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Mar 08
frangpangi are also fragrant are they not,here in California the nurserys call them plumeria but if I am not mistaken they alsos smell good.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
19 Mar 08
I would not say that it has been a comfort to me, but I have found that joining in discussions I have discovered a lot more about myself since joining here, I think I am discovering that there is a lot more to me than I thought. I have found that I am discovering a lot of memories that I had forgotten I had, some of them bad and some good. It is good that you felt comforted by being on here when all that bad weather was with you, I hope your weather is better now. My daughter has the name of where you live!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Well, then you have found myLot useful in another very important way! Any time you can learn something about yourself is a good thing! I am sorry some of your memories are bad but, am glad that they are counterbalanced by something good too! We had rain all day today but, at least it didn't result in a train of tornadoes for several hours! LOL! Your daughter's name is pretty!
@gemini_rose (16193)
20 Mar 08
I really do not know how you cope with those tornados they are so scary, we have had rain all day where I am in UK, going to get soaked too as I have to fetch kids from school.But at least I do not have to worry about getting whipped up in a wind tube! It was from your state that I chose her name.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
20 Mar 08
You are lucky you don't have to deal with Tornadoes! LOL! They are really terrifying. Even if they don't hit, just the threat of them and the news that they may be headed your way is enough to throw you into a tailspin! We had rain all day yesterday and then, it got windy again throughout the evening and late into the night. And, when I say windy, it was the kind of wind that rattles the house a little. Ugh! But, there were no tornado threats from that wind. They were just gusts that came and went and we are no worse for the wear! So, were you actually in my state when you chose your daughters name?
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
19 Mar 08
We are comforting? "Does not compute" Okay okay... You're always welcome if you need that support. I keep saying that despite all the debates, the discussions, the opinions, there are people on the other end and they have no problem showing support to others. I've seen it in a couple of discussions I've had. I've extended it to other members numerous times.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I didn't say anything about your being comforting, theprogrammer! No! Just kidding! LOL! Yes, you all are very comforting! There are some people who come to just stir the pot and see what kinds of arguments they can start with others but, when you need it, comfort can run rampant in here!
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@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Mylot has been great for me. I have made so many friends here, and I know whenever I am down i can log on, and some of my great friends here will have me feeling better in no time. mylot means a lot to me. I have made friends with so many great people that I would not have had the opportunity to meet had I not been on this site.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
19 Mar 08
That is great to know! It is nice when you can feel better just by others being there to lend you and ear and some kind words...even when they aren't face-to-face!
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@ruby222 (4848)
19 Mar 08
Im a new member of Mylot...I find the threads enjoyable. Its an insight into what keeps us ticking!! Plus I enjoy responding!!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Welcome newbie! I hope it can comfort you some day like it did me last weekend. Of course, I don't hope you have a reason for us to be comforting but, should you...I hope you do find comfort as well as fun here!
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• United States
19 Mar 08
Mylot people are a good bunch of people and go out of their way to help you when you say you have a problem. I have posted a few times when I have had situations and came here and put them up in a discussion. The people have given some very sound advice and were very compassionate. So mylot has been a comfort to me and the advice given is always given in a nice way.
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@Hatley (164759)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Mar 08
sunshinelady a poster a little bit ago said she now focusses only on the money as she has found so many stupid jerks on MyLot but to me I have found mostly good people who share and care and been most compassionate. I hope this poster keeps on looking for the good people here as shewill find them. that made me so sad to read that. I am on here for both money and friendship and I enjoy it so much.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
20 Mar 08
In the short time that I have been here, I have seen how very compassionate myLotters can be. They can be helpful and uplifting!
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Hatley, I had a little bit of a hard time at first, trying to figure out what to say to that poster. I was at a loss for a moment there!
@cindy2003 (196)
• Australia
21 Mar 08
i like to read everyone's comments etc, and this place relaxes me and clears my head
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I feel the same way! On days when I am feeling a little angsty, I can vent and people will cheer me up. Or, I can get a little justification by venting and others commiserating. I love that! It does clear my mind and helps me get off my chest whatever might be building up. I also love seeing what other people think!
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
21 Mar 08
when i first came to mylot, i was like "what should i write?" or "how do i start?" then as days had passed, i was able to open up discussions and felt happy with those people who gave their effort to respond to my posts... it makes me happy and i felt more comfortable with this site because i get good responses on most of it and all of them gave mature advices... i am very much happy for joining this site because not only the money i earn but for those people who tries to show they care to what you have to say.. i have no any regrets with joining this site because the more i have become active with this..
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I am glad you finally found your voice in here. The myLot community is very welcoming and really good at getting us to open up! It took me a little while to find my voice but, not too long!
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
21 Mar 08
When the stress of a long day has gotten me down; I wait until everyone is in bed. Then I come over to mylot and read and comment to discussions. It helps me wind down before I go to sleep. I am glad to hear the site helped keep you calm under stressful circumstances. It is a nice tool to use to keep your mind off of things.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
21 Mar 08
That is what I am doing right now. I am winding down and getting ready to put it to bed. But, before I do, I want to catch a few giggles and read a little bit of inspiration! I am so glad to see how it helps you! Thank you for your response! Relax and myLot away!
• United States
20 Mar 08
WARNING!!! Tornadoes occur during violent ELECTRICAL storms, LIGHTNING is NOT your FRIEND!!! Get off the Computer, Telephone, and turn off T.V. or Stereo during an Electrical Storm. You can get FRENCH FRIED very easily! If you need a device turned on for weather and evac. info. turn on a battery powered small radio. Close any open windows - lightning will often come through an open window. Unfortunately it doesn't exit in as civilized a manner. I live in Greater Phoenix, Arizona. We are Second only to Central Florida for Lightning, particularly ground strikes. We lose people every year, and each storm generally sets three to five homes on fire from strikes. It takes 25,000 volts to arc across 1/4" A bolt of lightning, cloud to ground, is typically 2000 to 5000 feet long lets see, 25,000 X 4 X 12 X 2000 that equals a voltage of 2,400,000,000 2.4 Billion volts, and carrying up to 1,500 amperes. Nope...lightning is definitely NOT your friend.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Thank you for the warning but, I am well aware of this. I was not on my computer during any of the worst portions of the storms and not during lightning either. My sister lost hearing in one of her ears when lightning struck and she was on the phone. No worries! I am well aware of the potential danger of lightening!
@KrisNY (7593)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Wow—that is great… I love online forums for that reason. You know we may never meet our online friends—but they bring us such comfort in so many ways. I know a lot of people use them as a way of just having adult interaction. Some others use them to have any interaction with the outside world. I use them to chit chat- learn new things – and keep up to date. I know I have asked for help on issues I’m facing--- ie. Homework issues with child- attitude issues, etc. Mylot has been great in giving me different perspectives on any issue I am having. I go to a couple other forums as well--- I love them all.. I have made a lot of friends through the internet.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I love making new friends from around the world. I also love how much I've learned on here from others whom I will probably never meet. None-the-less, I value everyone's input! I am glad you have found the same here!
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
20 Mar 08
yes i'm comforted in mylot getting my questions answered.while the world is spinning around me i am responding to other peoples problems and making money.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Me too! Things can be hectic around me and, somehow, myLot comforts and soothes me and calms me down.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 Mar 08
Mylot of course make me feel relaxed.It's been an year since I belong to this great forum and never have I felt bored or dejected.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I am glad it relaxes you! It can make me calm too! And, there is never a dull time here!
@subha12 (18454)
• India
20 Mar 08
I think Mylot has provided me comfort many times. it is a great friend when i am in trouble. i have posted my problems here to gt effective solutions. it keeps me busy when i am bored.I share my happiness and sadness here. its a nice place o be.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I have a lot of downtime at work because we are a small company and, myLot has kept me busy when the time wants to crawl. It makes the day go by faster! So, you are so right about its ability to keep one busy when you get bored!
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I find Mylot comforting, especially when I'm home with my family over the holidays. Mylot helps me stay sane when I'm overwelmed with family obligation and roles. Mylot is a save haven during those times!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I'll have to try that. Sometimes, it gets a little hectic and crazy during the holidays so, I will look forward to the sane factor of myLot in the future during the holidays! Thank you for the suggestion!
@Hatley (164759)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Mar 08
tornadoes sounds really scary. We used tohave them in our state and there was one place called tornado alley. but here in california they are rare. My lot has been a blessing to me when I have felt ill and I just kept on reading discussions and putting in my two cents worth. Also Mylot has been a comfort to me in my retirement as it has kept me active and alert mentally by posting discussions and responding to others. it has given me something to look forward to each day;
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
20 Mar 08
That is great! It sounds like myLot has been very good to you! And, congratulations on your retirement!