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User Topic: Passing it forward
Member # 12439
Default  Posted: 5:47 AM, February 21st (Friday)

In the year 2000, I left my city and moved to CA to be with the wonderful xwife that landed me here on SI. Coming to Silicon valley with no working skill sets or degree, I managed to land a technical gig after some sheer luck and lots of prayers. They(co.) just wanted someone to answer the phone as it was technical support.

My parents gave me 5k and said good luck as I was a walking talking fuck up to that point in my life, prolly still am now :} . It was/is a lot of $ for them. Now that I have a nephew that is going thru the same scenario (gf and without a job), I just wrote him a letter telling him how I am passing this same 5k to him the history behind it and hope that he can fwd this $ to the next family member when he see that they are in need.

I am so bless/grateful for all the things in my life

Posts: 65 | Registered: Oct 2006
Member # 14866
Default  Posted: 8:41 AM, February 21st (Friday)

That is really awesome and

I am so bless/grateful for all the things in my life

is an attitude that will take you far.


Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Posts: 52680 | Registered: Jun 2007 | From: Big Blue Nation
Member # 20563
Default  Posted: 11:58 AM, February 21st (Friday)

I am so impressed that you did this!

Me- BS
Him- FWS (I hope- F)

Posts: 6605 | Registered: Aug 2008 | From: Not Oz
Member # 31349
Default  Posted: 12:08 PM, February 21st (Friday)

That's so awesome, WWIE.

I'm glad that things are looking up for you and that you are in a position to help others in need.

Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

Posts: 17860 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: California
Member # 33226
Default  Posted: 12:14 PM, February 21st (Friday)

Wonderful! Not just that you are in a position to do this, but also that you WANT to do this.

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

Posts: 25765 | Registered: Aug 2011
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 1:13 PM, February 21st (Friday)

That is so cool!

Me - 42
SorryInSac (WH#2) - 47. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - Stick a fork in me...

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW) - Legally married 18yrs

I edit often for clarity.

Posts: 6540 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
Member # 12439
Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, February 21st (Friday)

Thanks to everyone for the kind words.

I didn't get this far in my life without people carrying, nursing my hurts, and tolerating me.
Albeit this is one hard road to hoe(infidelity), it changed me to be a better person then prior and more reflective of how and who got me here today and I am forever grateful.

Thanks Again SI

Posts: 65 | Registered: Oct 2006
Member # 42332
Default  Posted: 4:33 PM, February 22nd (Saturday)

Wow. I'm sure your nephew will appreciate it. That's a very cool gesture to help get him on his way. It shows him that someone still believes in him.

In three words I can sum up everything I learned about life: It goes on - Robert Frost

Posts: 55 | Registered: Feb 2014 | From: Lost
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