This week, our guest author is Laurie S. Thank you Laurie for sharing your experience! -- M
Life takes many twists and turns and we end up in some of the strangest places sometimes. If someone had told me 6 months ago that I would be doing the online dating thing and would meet a scammer, fall in love and feel complete and utter devastation I would have laughed at them, ME? online dating, are you crazy? Well, the last laugh was on me but there is always something good that comes out of everything, you just have to look for it, it’s there, you will find it.
I found the most wonderful, caring, compassionate and loving group of people I could have ever hoped to meet and they come from all over the world. Scammers don’t discriminate, they get everyone, everywhere, but in the end we are the winners. We did nothing wrong, we were only trying to help a fellow human being and for that we can always take pride. There is a song that refers to those people we see standing on the corners with their signs that say “I will work for food” and the song asks if you helped that fellow human being that day, he might just be an angel sent to test you. Think of your scammer as one of those tests and know that you did the right thing.
This may sound really strange to most of you but I believe this experience has been a major turning point in my life. It has made me step back and take notice of ME and what I am about and just what I want out of life. I had mentioned to the email group a while back about a book that I had to read for a class I was taking, it is called Taming Your Gremlin by Rick Carson, it is a strange read but a good book, makes you take a look at yourself and what those little voices say to you all the time. There is also another book that went along with the class called Suma the Elephant by Gary Shoup, it is about an baby elephant that is found lost by a bunch of monkeys that keep him in chains and treat him terrible. When a group of fellow elephants come along and try to get him to go with them he is afraid, he chooses to stay in those chains because it is all he has ever known…..is that what we want to do? I think not, I am no longer staying in my chains and I don’t want to see anyone here do that either. Good books and I suggest them but only if you are going to be open minded enough to try the suggestions in them. Life is about choices and I choose to live, how about you? Don’t let your scammer win, I don’t intend to and I don’t want you to either.
Stay blessed my friends and keep healing and know that you are worth every moment that you spend on yourself.