I am one of the longest active members. When I first started here my kids were small and most of the parents had small kids. It was friendlier and busier before social media. My kids are grown. Most of yhe.posts are about older drug addicts or very.disturbed/disabled kids over 20. My problem adult kids are down to one and most of the time he isn't hard to handle as he is far away and can support himself. I have come to a place of extreme peace and have become spiritual and certain that we are here to love, forgive and learn goodness for lessons of our eternal soul. I didn't believe in forgiveness once unless it was asked for, but now I feel it is mandatory. I have changed a lot. Even from age 50 to now. We can all change and make our lives better. I don't even believe we die in consciousness but have eternal conscious energy and many lives. I am tied to no religion but to everyone. Hard to explain but very comforting. So I no longer spend life in depression and anxiety and we can all find our own path to serenity. It is your own path but I believe we all can find one. So what draws me here still? Well, my biggest reason is that I do think I have learned how to be peaceful a bad situation and try to share. Twenty years ago I was a hot mess of depression and anxiety and wish to explain how I came out the other side...it is not necessarily any belief system. It is learning acceptance of all and to let go of the ego...the thing that tells us to worry. We all have a higher, best mind that knows we can do well...and that we are all winners and beautiful. This does not even require a belief in any higher being. But... In the end I like it.here. People are trying to help each.other through very hard times. We are giving our most compassionate selves to others and I love this. It is unusual and great Ok, just my thoughts. Thanks to all of you kind, brave people who stick around for others. I value all of you. And that's all I have to say. No messages need be posted here.