Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'm amazed when again and again the goodness in people shines through so brightly.
In my favourite rock forum there is a rocks and lapidary material box being prepared to go around to different members who signed up for it, among others, me as well.
Of course, when I signed up, I didn't realise the costs involved. The box is starting from the US, then coming over to Europe, and finally going back to the US.
As a newb rockhound and hobbyist, I don't have much rough rock yet, and shipping of 20 pounds of rock abroad would cost me at least 70 Euros, which is A LOT. When I tried to bow out of the game, I've received pm's and forum posts saying that I won't bow out, that I'll be helped with shipping costs and with extra rock just for me, as a pay it forward kindness.
I'm simply overwhelmed. We're talking here about people that I hardly know for 2 months, and only know over the internet. People who proved that it really doesn't matter, they're willing to do anything possible to keep me in the game.
For this, I thank you.

1 comments: to “ Overwhelmed...

  • Lindley
    June 12, 2008 at 9:36 PM  

    When I first started making jewelry I was in college and desperately poor. I posted on a forum I hadn't been on very long about my frustrations with trying to learn without materials to work on, just venting.

    The folks there somehow finagled my address out of me, and a week later boxes started arriving. They'd all gotten together and sent me things that were nice, but weren't being used. I was so completely touched and overwhelmed that I just sat there and cried. It was the nicest thing anyone's ever done for me.

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