Donald Hayes June 3, 2015 @
I am wondering what has happened to my daily nethugs news letters. I have not been receiving them for the last few days?
aswildchild April 8, 2014 @
I love this very much, it is so deep, so expressive and touches one’s very heart and soul. If only these thoughts could’ve been shared what a difference it would have made…..then and for others now. I hope you will always keep this piece on NetHugs, I keep going back to it to remind me of what might have happened. I wish there was a way to get it printed out or someway to keep it for myself and another person.
lonely hill August 11, 2013 @
KuHu, you got problem with my word, I am sorry if you do.
kuhu August 10, 2013 @
very..really very sad and touching at the same,for an innocent soul..thanks for sharing these b’ful words.
lonely hill July 22, 2012 @
It feels like mirror of our thoughts,the difference is you know at that time, and I was not aware about the truth that I will love you so much that my life will be a living hell.But when we are going to meet I will tell you that it was and it is not your look and face its you heart,mind and soul which are so beautiful and honest inocent.Looks you can buy.
Ann Hoskins October 2, 2011 @
Dear Mr. O’Neill:
Thank you for your story, your comments and for your words of encouragement. I’ve prayed to God about the decision of helping this one person, who called me at 5:30 a.m. because he is worried that I won’t help him. I promised him that I would, that if I say I will do something I will. I always keep my word. He asked me why I didn’t trust him, of course I didn’t tell him why, unfortunately I’m not a person who trusts easily because every time I gave my heart and soul to someone, in return I got slapped in the face. I told him that I was praying to God to give me a sign in helping this stranger. I’m still waiting for the sign, but I’m going to take a chance and pray that I’m making the right choice in helping this stranger in need. By the end of the week I told this stranger I will have an answer. Apparently this stranger is more concerned about me than helping him. Go figure. In any case Mr. O’Neill, I do appreciate you writing to me and telling me your story. Your mother made the right decision because today you have helped me…maybe this is a sign from God that I’m looking for…your letter. I believe this is the sign that I’ve been searching for, your words just lit a light in my mind, this is the sign from God. Thank you Mr. O’Neill, your mother made the right decision and you were born to help me make the right decision. Although many years later your dear mother wouldn’t possibly know that, but its true. Thank you!!!!
malini perera October 2, 2011 @
Encouraging words, well spoken are
like Golden Apples in Silver settings…….
God bless you……..
Lee O'Neill October 2, 2011 @
Ann, I have just read your story and my heart truly goes out to you. I would like to tell you about my mother if I may. When my father was killed in World War Two my mother who was deeply in love with him was carrying me. His death made her feel she had nothing left to live for and she too went to a bridge and stared at the water knowing what she was about to do. She told me that while thinking about what she was about to do, a voice said “what about your unborn child, doesn’t he deserve a chance to live?” She then gave up all thought of taking her life and decided to live for me. She remarried and had my two half sisters and half brother. I gave up school early and went to work. When I was about fifteen my stepfather disappeared for a year and my mother had no means of looking after us. I became the man of the family and used the pay from my job to support the family and I did it willingly. Later I joined the army and became an officer which made my mother extremely proud. Now that I’m retired I do quite a bit of voluntary work with handicapped children and also with young teenagers. Now had my mother ended it all none of this would have happened so you can see what a difference staying alive can be.
In your situation, your beloved animals need you so even if you don’t get to help a stranger please don’t give up, your animals need you and you would appear to be a good person which this world needs. You are a very important person if to no one else, your animals. Don’t give up because you are one of the beautiful people of this world and you never know when someone will need you.
Ann Hoskins October 1, 2011 @
Just a few weeks ago I felt everything that was written here. I left my home, went to the bridge and looked down at the water below. I searched my inner most thoughts, I wept as I knew what I was about to do, I wept because I never really felt true love in my life. I wept knowing that no one would ever miss me, but then I thought about my devoted animals at home, what would happen to them? I wanted to just go into the peaceful waters, but the animals were innocent of all my pain, anguish and suffering. And so, I came home. I weep now, because as I read this I remember it was only a few weeks ago when these thoughts were in my mind. However, something similar was written on here shortly thereafter that day, and I’ve received a lot of support from complete strangers. I don’t know why God wants me here on earth, I feel lost, alone, and full of despair. I talk to my animals and they seem to know when I’m down and bring me back up.
This is beautifully done. Thank you for sharing this with everyone. But most especially I think God had me read this tonight. I’ve made a decision to help someone that I’ve never met, and terrified that it may have been the wrong decision. I’ll know by next week if my decision was the right one. Please pray to Our Heavenly Father that this was a sign from Him to me to help this stranger, and that’s why Our Father in heaven stopped me from doing something I might have regretted. Dear Lord in heaven please give me a sign about today’s decision. Please give me a sign by the end of the week. Then I know that this is why you didn’t want me to come and visit you as yet.
your wildchild August 12, 2011 @
Weeks ago I read, reread and reread this beautiful, haunting, poignant piece. I pondered over its meaning and why it affected me so in my life. Now, several weeks later I know……..in reality I believe you do too . Think always about this piece and reflect on the poem at the very end. I am working on a “different outcome” for us both but as you know this message has real possibilites. I’m trying to keep the promise that I promised you I wouldn’t go this route in spite of so much anguish and pain. All I can do is try my best supported by God’s guidance we both are praying for, as well as the support and help I know you’ll give me somehow, not in anger once it subsides. With all my love………………………….
Don Balsley June 22, 2011 @
Thanks for your comments I’m glad you enjoyed this…Don
someone who cares June 22, 2011 @
this is so pretty and it hits home because I just lost my best friend may god bless her family
Pam June 21, 2011 @
MICHAEL YOU KNOW THAT WE SHARE EVERY SO OFTEN SAY HELLPO OR LET THE OTHER KNOW WE ARE THINKING OF THEM, BUT KNOW I FEEL WE ARE UNFINISHED ALSO LIKE THIS POEM, FOR YOU KNOW I SAID I LOVE YOU LOTS, AND SO DID YOU MINE WAS FROM THE HEART AND SOUL AND FEEL YOU CARED TOO, ALLWAYS KNOW YOU WILL ALLWAYS BE IN MY HEART AS TRUE HAS IT EVER WAS, ALL MY LOVE,
Katrina Krenick June 21, 2011 @
I know I have friends and family this message is probably meant for. But I am not sure who it is God wants me to share this with.
Elizabeth M. Wright June 21, 2011 @
MY HUSBAND IS A “SILENT” PERSON, BUT I KNOW THAT HE LOVES ME BY THE MANY MANY THINGS THAT HE
DOES FOR ME… AT FIRST I DID NOT UNDERSTAND, BUT AS TIME WENT BY, I UNDERSTOOD THAT LOVE COMES
IN MANY FORMS… SOMETIMES THE PERSON DIDN’T HAVE THE UPBRINGING THAT SHOWED LOVE…
I KNOW, I KNOW, HE SHOULD HAVE FIGURED IT OUT HIMSELF, BUT LIFE IS NOT PERFECT… AND NEITHER AM I.
I STILL SAY “I LOVE YOU” TO HIM EVERYDAY… (SOMETIMES HE DOES TOO… YEAAHHH!!!)
FORGIVENESS IS BEAUTIFUL, BOTH TO THE GIVER AND THE RECEIVER…
Blessings to you… Elizabeth W.
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