Last night my Hubby and I went to dinner. We were chatting have a few chuckles and I looked up to see our best buddies from about 15 years ago. We had changed a few priorities in life and had lost touch with each other. So I waved and they came over. The wife had an aneurysm back in Oct. She can no longer talk, only a small whisper, she use to be very loud and jolly always laughing. We didn't ask where this happened, but pretty sure it was her brain. We weren't sure she even knew who we were. Of course we didn't ask many questions. Her husband who was always the quite one is now the one talking. She had always been the "caretaker" worrying about his cholesterol and general health. I guess it was another reminder how fast life can change. I think it also helped my hubby think twice about his health. I do know we held each other a little closer last night.
This comes from 12-step Programs but it will apply to Sparks also.
All of these could really mess up your best intentions. Eat you six small meals a day so you won't over indulge. Anger can be a good thing if you recognize it and decided if you Can do anything about it and do it. Loneliness, that is what us SPARKS are for, support and understanding. Tiredness can also make you fail. I am to tired to cook or I just want to stop and grab something. Just think before you act...do not react!!!
I was raised by a full blooded German. We had meat and Potatoes, and gravy every meal! That is what I learned to cook and that is what I had always feed my family. Every meal was meat, one kind or another. The other day I picked up some turkey sausage. Boy it was so good. It was not bland like I expected it to be. It has spices and I really enjoyed it. I even gave Hubby a little and he said it wasn't "to Bad". It wasn't real greasy or heavy. I went back to the store and bought Turkey burger, bacon and everything else I could find. I was really amazed at how much I really did like it. I am sure I am not going to give beef up completely, but I can say, I will be eating more turkey in place of beef.
For the last couple of days I have been thinking exactly what it is about Sparks that intrigues me. I was think yesterday just what is a "SPARK"? The first thing that popped in my head was a "Spark of Fire",yes, I am on fire! I started on fire when I found Sparks. My fire could have smoldered, but that's when I found you guys. The more sparks there are, the bigger fire I will have! That's why, you all are sooooo important to me
Everyone says they have noticed a lot of Spark Members have left. After checking some of the Teams activity, I just shake my head. There isn't very much action. I know I have started a few topic and after one or two post, they die. Other teams seam to have little "clicks". It seems like you have to go back two months to find out what the posts are about. Is it just me?