You are my precious jewels, all my Internet friends. I hope to get well enough soon to go out and make some local friends, but until then, and for the past 10 years, I have had the best, closest, deepest friendships in my life by having online friends who are at my fingertips day or night.
I have had online friends do things for me that no local friend could do. One example-When I went to a lady's house to pick something up, I sat in the living room for quite a while while she chatted, and THEN she told me that she had TEN CATS! I am deathly allergic to cats. I had been sitting there for half an hour and didn't have any symptoms, so I thought "Wow! Maybe I have been healed of my allergies! Maybe I am not allergic to animals anymore!" So I went home, not expecting to have any problem, because usually the allergy problems start before I see the cats. I got on the web cam with a friend on the computer (with sound) and started passing out. My friend kept talking to wake me up, to get my allergy medicine, then to wake me each time I passed out until the allergy medicine started working. My friend told me that my chest wasn't even moving for a little while which was scary, so I'd keep waking up to my friend's voice. I have never had a friend in my life that would have stayed with me while I was passing out...but my online friend did! I would love to have a friend who would take me to the hospital when needed or come sit with me when I am crazy with pain...well maybe I don't want that. I don't like to make others suffer by seeing me suffer.
We seem to get much closer to our online friends, because we open up our hearts more and share our true feelings, unafraid of their judgment or of them telling our family and neighbors, because they don't know our friends and neighbors. The anonymity offers some security in being able to share your deepest secrets.
THANK YOU for making my life so much better!