Thanks again for prayers for me & my family & friends & our pets, especially my friend Beth & her husband. Myself, I hope & pray that I will hear from my email pen pal of 20 years. Recently someone hacked his Facebook account, so he opened a new account with a different user name. That is not unusual. Several of my Facebook friends have 2 or 3 or 4 different accounts. When Facebook notifies me of their birthdays, it is a challenge to figure out which account they are currently using. Usually I post my happy birthday wish on all of their accounts. In this case, after a few months, my pen pal sent me a message from his original Facebook account, in which he said that he thought that the problem with the hacker had been fixed. I sent him a message to the original account, I have not heard from him since then. Facebook says neither of the accounts is my Facebook friend. I still more than halfway expect to hear from him again, but I have had other email pen pals whose communication with me stopped for a while for one reason or another, and they never came back. I can't grieve too much if I don't hear from my friend, because I don't have any real accomplishments in the last 20 years. Most people DO things. One of my nephews has a master's degree & is the director of something. One of my nieces just celebrated 16 years as a disability rights lawyer. But then my other Facebook friend who used to "like" all of my shares of her posts has not contacted me today. I think she didn't like the videos I posted the other day. To be honest, I knew that it wasn't a good idea to share those songs. My tastes in music tend toward songs that a person would listen to while sitting alone in a dark room. I partly regret that I shared those songs, but I don't think that was 100% wrong. Many years ago, when I got around using public transportation, I would sometimes pass the time between buses at the library. I wasn't really looking for anything in particular. I just looked at the bookshelves & looked for something interesting. One time I looked at a book by a formerly suicidal person who suggested many things a person might do that would be better than committing suicide. She said that some of those things were pretty ordinary & that a person might want to do them even if the person was not experiencing a mental health crisis. She said others were really bad & a person shouldn't do them unless the person couldn't think of a better alternative than suicide. As happens frequently, I don't remember any of the suggestions, good or bad. And I have no reason to feel suicidal. If I do lose one or more of my Facebook friends because of something I shared on my timeline, well, I have lost Facebook friends in the past, and Facebook is always suggesting new friends.
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