After... what... eight years? I'm still fully grateful for one line +Murray Cumming
sent me in a brief email. It basically said "Go for it." I considered the advice seriously and I went for it. And I got it. And lots of things happened after that. And here I am, absolutely happy about my involement in software freedom.
Today I sent a short email to a free software contributor that basically says "Go for it!"  Then I felt the urge to come here to say Thank You Murray.
 The only difference being that Murray, always in a higher league of seniority, can engage people without exclamation marks.