Brothers and sisters,

With all that's gone on in the "Bounderies" thread in "Friends & Family," a lot of us got hurt and many of us said things that were unkind, not well thought out, or hostile. I am guilty of that as well.

In the interest of getting everyone back on track, I'd like to say a few things.

It's time to bury that. We are all here to heal and help each other, not tear people down or make them feel uncomfortable or attacked. We are all people with much to share and things to work through. Please, let's try to forget what happened, but let's learn from it as well.

There is so much good that has been done here. Why should we act so to each other? We have helped each other, and we can do it again.

I've learned some ugly truths about myself, and I've made apologies. I've also promised myself that next time, I will choose my words more carefully. Thoughts and feelings are valid, but there are ways of expressing them that are not careless or hurtful.

To all of you, publically, I'm sorry for what I've done. I want to go beck to what I started doing here, helping and healing. I want us to go back to that. I want brothers and sisters who have been hurt and no longer feel safe to come back and be safe.

We can be better. We will be better, Leosha, Theo, LadyTheo, Emiwe (sp? Sorry!), Lynn, Andrew, everyone. Come back. We need you and we want you here.

Don't forgive if you don't want to. We understand that. But don't turn away people either because you disagree with them. Others may not agree with you. Does that make your or their ideas less valid?

I love you all. I want you here. I've learned so much and I want to continue with everyone.

Let's all lay down our hostility and become a team, a family, a unit again.

Peace and love to you all.

Scot

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There are reasons I'm taking medication. They're called "other people." - Me, displaying my anti-social tendancies

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