Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What do you wish to be gentle with?


It took me weeks but now I´m ready to move on.

On Christmas day my laptop crashed. I lost all my mail, including some of a friend that is no longer with us. Tati lent me her computer and I could manage to stay on line.

Some time in March my Neopets account was hacked. I lost everything. My beloved cyber pets, my trophies, my Neo bank account with over 4 million points, my stuff and even some cash items I had won. Three years of work (yea, I know: play ;) ) went with that account. What made matters worse was that I lost contact with my team.

People who know the "gentle me" would not believe the anger I felt and the things I said! *blush* I was sooooooooooooooooooo mad at this selfish unknown person that had decided that stealing my work was ok. That if they had the knowledge they could just take what they wanted from my account and leave me out of the site without a glance back.

I stopped playing (ok, I had been frozen so I had no account to play but I didn´t make a new one). I stopped commenting. I stopped blogging. I even stopped posting at my favourite forum.

Today I want to forgive and carry on. I want to be gentle with those that weren´t.

From today on I will post again, blog again, comment again. I will even join Facebook! Cool.


20 comments:

Cindy Jones said...

As Paula wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

Kate said...

As Paula wishes for herself, so I also wish for her.

Sarah Lulu said...

As Paula wishes for herself I so lovingly wish this for her also.

Ohhh and don't forget to back up!

misteejay said...

Welcome back Paula ((((hugs)))) are coming your way for the frustration all this has caused you.

Toni :o)

Jane said...

I've had at least 2 times in the past year where someone hacked around and i lost almost everything on my computer. It makes you feel angry and violated. Most of all because they hide behind a computer like cowards. I'm glad you are going to a place of forgiveness. It's so important to learn from something bad and move on. As you wish for yourself today, I wish for you as well.

Marja said...

Glad you are back!!

I'm sorry there are some nasty people out there. I hope karma gets them one day, and soon!

Jennifer said...

So sorry for your losses Paula!
I thought I'd lost EVERYTHING in my laptop recently. It took weeks, and more money than I had to spend, but I got everything back (except my itunes list, but I'm working on that one).

As Paula wishes for herself, so do I also wish for her with all my heart!

Look me up when you get to Facebook--- Jennifer Bond Schildknecht AND Moon Mama

Sulwyn said...

As Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. Forgiveness is sometimes a hard place to get to, but it brings such peace! I'm so sorry to hear that you had to go through all of that, but I'm glad you are back!

Lis said...

As Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

you are very wise to choose forgiveness and moving on ... those horrible people have to live with the belief that stealing and hurting others is their only viable way of being.

faerwillow said...

~i too am sorry you had to endure such...violation...angry, frustration are seemily just a few words that sum of what one is left feeling...forgiveness and moving forward are the most rewarding...there is a saying i always remember in times like those...do not let others rob your joy...you outwit them by letting it go and forgiving...for such a mind they can not fathem how one can forgive...so ultimately you outsmart the hacker...as Paula wishes for herself so I wish for her too...may you have only safe adventures to come while being online...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Sarah said...

As Paula wishes for herself, I wish for her also.
Oh hon..I am so glad you are starting to get back to things! I really thing that "play" is sooooo important! My days are filled with children in my home..mine and others whom I care for..sometimes the only thing that keeps me sane is a little time playing a game or two. I bought a PS2 game a while back..a horsey game..I worked on it for ages..mostly late evenings and an hour or two on the weekends..but it was hard and I was really enjoying it.
One of my kids played it and deleated my character..the whole thing gone....so in a small way..I understand the loss. Hang in there and maybe find a different game to play to keep you having a bit of fun!!
Hugs, Sarah

Lissa said...

Good for you. Time to get back into the "game" woot!
As Paula wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

" M " said...

As Paula wishes for herself,I wish for her also.

Rochelle said...

Sending you virtual hugs for all the anger and frustration you had to go through - and welcome back! As Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

Sherri said...

A noble wish. As Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Tracey said...

Oh honey I was wondering why you had been so 'quiet' on line, I am so sorry you have had this happen, the 'hacking' is unforgivable, I would have been angry too - very angry and as for losing the mail from a lost friend - how sad ((((((((HUGS))))))) hoping this year sees you able to put it behind you and allowing you to enjoy the nicer sides of the internet and technology, please know you were missed , much love my friend XXX

becky said...

i had been worried about you!!! now i know, and am happy to hear you will be getting on facebook :D

Librarian Lee said...

I am working hard too at being gentle with someone who was not gentle with me, who stole my work...you remind me how very important it is to be gentle with those who are not. Thank you! As Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

miss*R said...

I am on facebook! be my friend xo

and i just want to say thankyou for reading my blog every day xoxo

*bad* words are ok to say.. it makes you feel so good after it.. :)

and forgiving is good.. forgiving doesn't mean that you say that what happened is ok.. it is that you are ready to move on past what happened ~ much love to you & your wishes xo

journeyseeds said...

As Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

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