I received a private email

@cynthiann (18635)
Jamaica
December 11, 2008 8:10pm CST
This email stated that the person noticed that I usually sign my responses with the word 'Blessings'. They went on to say that they thought that this was false and out of place. Just to make my position clear I am letting everyone know that when I type "blessings' at the end of my response it is simply that I have asked God to bless the person and that I have said a little prayer for them. If the word blessings is not typed it is then that I forgot to pray for them. Nothing more or less. Blessings to all my friends and mylotters everywhere
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26 responses
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Hi cynthiann! And you said this was a "friend"! You need to delete them from your list if that is what they call friendship! That wasn't a nice thing to say! You can say whatever you want! Why would someone say that to you? How would they know if you want to say Blessings then you should be allowed to say it! Why would they take offense at something like that and call themself your friend? That doesn't make any sense! Well Bless you too and you can bless anyone you want because that is a lovely thing to do!
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
I will let them delete me as a friend and they do not need to respons to any posting I make. That is their choice. Thank you for your response and also for your blessings. Have a blessed day!
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
Oh well I guess there are just people who judges other people easily. For me those things do not bother me if you are comfortable with the way you use that word in your post then do so. Some people's belief systems are just too over rated at times that they just get ticked off by something that is not really offending or may create any damage to them at all. I even see some members in here that gets ticked off when they see animated avatars. As for me you sometimes just have to accept that there are people that are just like that in here.
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Thank you for your response. I ma not usually on line at night. I was brought up to respect all people of all races and religions. This I have always done and will always do. My children were brought up the same way. I suppose praying comes naturally to me. If I am in a line in the bank then I pray. If I am in a line at a fast food place I look for someone so that I can ask God to bless them. I am wondering if I should stop using the word and quietly ask God to bless them. It is just me but I do not want to offend anyone. Blessings
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@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
12 Dec 08
There is absolutely nothing wrong with you using the word Blessing when you sign off on a comment. Why should it bother anyone? It's your choice what you type. If it offends the person, then they should stop reading your responses! I would appreciate your prayers myself, and your blessings! I sign some of my emails with 'bless you'. I'd never thought about it bothering anyone.
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Thank you for this. It is just that I have only been here about 3 months and I really don't wish to offend anyone.You are very kind. Blessings
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@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Cynthia, it doesn't matter how long you've been here. Nobody should be telling you what to put on your comments. That is so childish of someone to email and suggest you stop putting blessings there. Are we to get 'politically correct' here in mylot, too? I sure hope not! Christians have been hit too much already without you getting hit here, too! I wonder what mylot would say about this?
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Thank you for both your response and your support. Thjis is something that comes naturally to me - it wasn't contrived in any way. This too will pass! Blessings
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• United States
12 Dec 08
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{{cynthiann}}You got an email from "someone" here on mylot?? A supposed friend?? Well how rude! here honey do you need my "troll repellent?? [i][/i][u][/u] Shame on them!!! I say Blessings a lot too!! I say Blessings! & sometimes I say Blessed BE!! Tis my choice like it is all of our choices of what we say!! {{need a hug}}???
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
You are so funny dreamweaverjan. I love the fact that you sent a troll repellent too. How very kind of you. I may need it later on. What a kind friend you are. Blessings and thanks for responding.
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• United States
12 Dec 08
Hi dear friend: anytime I can lend a hand just give me a "holler" I got my troll repellent...LOL!!! I'm hanging it up for today, I'm beat!! you have a good evening now!!! BLESSINGS!![i][/i][u][/u] Pity I can't ENLARGE that anymore LOL!!
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Hey Jan! Well there's that bottle of troll repellant! I was wondering where it was! You better keep it handy. I hear there are alot of problems that may need that spray! Stay close so we can find you!
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@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
12 Dec 08
How you choose to sign off your messages is your own business. The Mormons have a Family History Library where they collect genealogical information about families and baptize the deceased in absentia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_History_Library Their collection of Historical family information is a very useful resource. If I can benefit from their hard work, effort and resources spent, then I can tolerate some actions that have absolutely no bearing on my life personally if it makes them feel better about themselves.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
What an informative response. Thank you so much for responding and for what you said. I will take the time to look at the website given. Blessings
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@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
12 Dec 08
No problem at all cynthiann. The Mormons also run online resources for family history research through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organization: http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp This site is obviously not as extensive as their libraries, but it is great if you can't make it to one of their on site locations. Cheers.
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@braided (698)
• Canada
12 Dec 08
I think thats very nice of you ... dont let someones misguided or misunderstanding get you down ... blessing back at ya ... have a wonderful evening ... peace ..
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Thank you for your response braided. I am not letting it get me down. I was just - \i suppose that surprised is the word.Blessings to you too
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@braided (698)
• Canada
12 Dec 08
Thanks for the blessings ... peace out .. smilin
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I don't see anything wrong with adding the word "blessings" to the bottom of your posts. "Blessings" can be considered a pretty generic way of wishing others well without adding any specific religion to it. I would not worry about it too much. If I were you I would continue to add it to the end of your posts.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Thank you for responding Lilybug. It wasn't something that I had considered generic but you are so right. (Now I understand why Lily is so smart)LOL. Blessings
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
12 Dec 08
your blessings are fine and I can't imagine anyone questioning them. It sounds as if someone just wanted to start something negative with you. I am very sure that a majority of people here would not have any problem with you saying "blessings" at the end of your postings.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Possibly they did want to start something negative as my rating went down a few points. I never thought of that. Thank you for responding. Blessings
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@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
You know I would have to applaud that person for trying to make sense out of the smallest things in our discussions. Personally I wouldn't mind what you type at the end of you responses, whether they may be "Happy mylotting!" "Cheers" or "Go blow your head off" lol. But that guy... wow! He actually took time to comment on something so trivial. And you happened to mean well.
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Dear muscles4me We come from all different races and backgrounds and also religions. But there is one God. I would be happy to receive prayers for me from friends at mylot. This is what I do. I pray for people and hope that there lives will improve and that they will have happiness. I did and do mean well. Thank you for your support. Blessings!
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@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
It seems that someone is paying attention to you, or maybe has become a stalker shadowing your movements on myLot. We have our own way of ending messages. As for our sincerity it is up to God to evaluate. To me it is a petty matter. Anyway how did this person know you were not sincere? all the best, rosdimy
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Thank you for your response. you are so right - it is up to God alone to judge our sincerity. I Think that it is petty too but if it is an annoyance then I will stop using the word.(But still pray for the person)
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Religion is a touchy and sensitive subject. I rarely say anything pertaining to god here on mylot as I am afraid the person will get offended. The only time I will is if the person asks for guidance or thoughts, or if the person is asking for prayers. Then will I only express myself in a religious way. I am glad you clarified and I hope that people will respect you and your beliefs.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Thank you some Cowgirl for responding. I also do not comment of someone's religion and do not get into intense religious discussions on mylot. God has a plan for all of us. I'm glad that tyou thought that I did the right thing by clarifying it. Blessings
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Let me also say that Blessings does not bother me, I know I didn't say that before. I feel comfort actually that anyone would end their responses like that, it means that they thought of you.. I hope you have a wonderful day!
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
13 Dec 08
HI someCowgirl, I missed this second response from you. I appreciate it. Blessings!
@jerzgirl (7804)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
14 Dec 08
I do hope that you have deleted them from your list by now. That takes a lot of gall and huge 'cojones' to berate someone for sharing a thought and pronouncing it false. That kind of friend no one needs. I am sorry you ended up with one such as that.
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
14 Dec 08
You are kind to respond and I thank you for doing so. My first feeling was one of surprise but because I am big softie I then was just a little hurt. But it has passed and out of something not so good has come good because so many people have supported me here on mylot. I have read some of your responses to posts and you are so very smart and funny. Blessings
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@jerzgirl (7804)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
15 Dec 08
Thank you as well. I know what you mean being caught off guard by someone out of the blue. It does hurt.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
12 Dec 08
It does not bother me. If someone asks for a prayer, I will say a prayer for them. I just do not write greetings or good luck, blessings, etc. because I am rather nervous about writing something additional at the end. I think that woman was being silly. It is a nice way of letting people know. I was rather nervous when I first saw the word blessings, because it is overused by people of the pagan belief and it is nice to hear it from someone who believes in God as I do.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Well, I learn something new each day. I did not know it was used by people of a pagan belief. Perhaps you could email me privately to let me know this belief. I do believe in my God and try so hard to live a Christian life. I do respect all religions. Blessings my friend.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
12 Dec 08
I am a Christian not a pagan, but I heard this was something they do. I usually say God bless you though.
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@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
12 Dec 08
Personally speaking I feel great with your blessings and I really mean it. If somebody thinks it to be false or out of place then probably he/she doesn't know what he is gonna miss!!! And i seize the oppurtunity to thank you so much for your blessings. Bodhi
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Dear bodhi, Thak uyou for responding in such a positive way. Of course, I will continue to ask God to bless you. Blessings
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• India
13 Dec 08
Freind, I wd remember to pray for you too.
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Were that worried that you were personally bestowing your own blessings on them? As if we should kiss your ring or something? Maybe they are just unfamiliar with our "Christian speak". Hmmmmmmm........
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
I knew that you would put it all in perspective. Everything comes from God and I was asking God to bless them whilst typing the word. May the Lord bless you
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
12 Dec 08
And you too, my dear friend!
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@AmbiePam (45702)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Oh my word. They actually e-mailed you to complain about that? On behalf of sane people I say, GET OVER IT! Of all the things to target and complain about, that is just pathetic.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Thank you for your support AmbiePam and for responding. I am not upset over it - just bewildered. Blessings my dear friend.
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@katemeow (848)
• Singapore
12 Dec 08
why, what is wrong with blessings? I would love people to wish me luck and prayers all the time :) blessings to you too, cynthiann!
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
I go down to the sea every lunchtime to clear my head - I am in a very stressful job. I pray fopr people too and today I will make sure to pray for you and your family to have a very happy Christmas. so know that today you will have someone praying for you all. Blessings.
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@exodamus (1629)
• India
12 Dec 08
hi thats really so nice of you. You really are avery caring person. If you pray for blessings for others it is rally a great gesture from you. God Bless you
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Thank you exodamus. I try to live a caring life but sometimes fail miserably! Thank youf or responding and also for asking God to bless me. Blessings
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• India
12 Dec 08
anyway there is nothing wrong if you are blessing a person, I hope it a good thing to do. A blessing from any person if its with true mind , most welcome. So always listen to your mind and if you think its right they keep doing it.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Thank you for responding Manojknair. I believe that blessings are not only good but important. I do think it is the right thing to do (for me) and I will continue. Thank you for your support. Blessings
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@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
I understand fully what you are trying to reach with it and I do believe in your sincerity and I found it to be just fine and ain't irrelevant. It is just a small gesture of saying some good things to others. I think it is just a mere ignorance from the person who make such a comment on you or to get your attention which is more worse. I believe it is wise to ignore it and don't be bothered.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
Hi sirrob, You are so right. I am going to just ignore it. I'm am not bothered - I was more surprised. In fact - very suprised. Thank you for responding. Blessings
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