Brother Clyde ... you're so sweet, and i appreciate your help in trying to encourage Members to financially support the community ... to actually ask them to help ... but most of us are not where i am, appreciative of such efforts. It's really a thin line, a fine balancing act, trying to encourage the Family to help, while not making them hate us at the same time. Trust me, i know, for i've been doing it a long time. If jumping on them about it often was the key, everyone here would be a Premium Member, for some would surely accuse me of doing just that ... but even it doesn't work.Rahim,
Brother, somebody has to do it, so I guess it's gotta be me, so here it goes in the spirit of Family, is Premium Membership still on the table for you?
It's a peculiar set of circumstances to deal with, one i've certainly not mastered, for i'm in the same boat as i have been all the years ... a community full of folk, while struggling to keep it alive. I've really just had to resolve inside myself, that it is ultimately on me. That's the bottom line. We've been blessed though, to have Sisters and Brothers willing to help, but none are obligated to do so.
Brother Clyde, you are one of those, that have been willing to help. You know there is no money, and without your help, and the help of others, this community would already be dead. You aren't tired of begging / asking, like i am, and willing to do it ... but i don't like seeing you put yourself in this position ... for again, it's all ultimately my responsibility. Folk already want to have reason not to like you it seems, even though you're working hard at every turn to help this community stay alive ... it just doesn't take much for us not to like each other (the very topic of this thread) ... and i don't want to make that any worse for you, by beseeching folk to help keep our home alive.
Yes, i've resolved myself to whatever our future may hold, including death, if that is to be our end.
I will continue to do my best to keep us alive, continue to Thank God for those willing to help, continue to try and come up with ways that may encourage others to help ... but my begging / asking days are over (i hope, as i hate it so) ... and you can let yours be over too. You're the absolute best! I just don't want you to have to carry the burden of asking, being perceived in any kind of negative way, when that is really my burden to bear. If such must be done, let me do it, they already don't like me!
I Love You Brother Clyde ... Thank You For Everything!