Mind Without Borders

“ I resist anything better than my own diversity.”

—Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Personal Thank You To Facebook

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To all of my friends who have worked, are working, and will continue to work to build Facebook:

My mother hesitated for a long time before joining Facebook. When she did, though, several months ago, she jumped in with both feet and took to it like a duck to water.

Over the last several years, my mother's chronic ill health and low energy had left her frequently housebound. Even speaking on the phone would tire her. Thus she was growing increasingly isolated.

Joining Facebook provided her the wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones from across the globe. In the last months of her life, her loving and humorous exchanges with them were a great source of joy and happiness to her, and inspired her with renewed energy and enthusiasm for projects old and new. She became a wholehearted fan of Facebook. We feel greatly blessed that thanks to Facebook, these friends were all there for her.

When my mother passed away late last month, Facebook provided both a repository of her most recent activities, and a medium through which a flood of loving affection from friends and well-wishers around the world came, to honor her and to soothe and comfort us.

Expressing gratitude was one of my mother's strongly held values. I would like to express sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all of you, on her behalf as well as our own.

Thank you very much, and hearty congratulations to you all!