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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Team Hoyt. Ever heard of them? I hadn't. But I did tonight. And I'm thankful for it. I'm somehow changed by it. How can I sit here and have no motivation? How can I possibly feel like I can't make it? Everyone has problems. I have pain and body issues. Somedays it hurts like crazy to put one foot in front of the other. But I have two legs that do work. I have both arms functional. I have a voice of my own to speak with. Everything pretty much works like it's supposed to, even with the glitches I have. I really encourage everyone to go to the website below and read the article. Then watch the video. There are 2 other videos also. One is an interview and the other is an Iron Man video. Check them out. I know it inspired me and motivated me. Will I ever be bummed again and feel like I can't make it or feel like a failure cause I blew my calories? Sure I will. I'm human. But maybe if I can keep Team Hoyt in my thought and remember how their story makes me feel, those times will be fewer.

I hope you enjoy the web page and I hope it helps you, and me, know that we can overcome any obstacle put in your path on your journey.

Blessings to Everyone!

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SERAGILO 12/6/2007 11:41AM

    Hi There--My Hubby heard about this family on TV and yelled for me to watch too. **looking around the room** Now between you and me the show brought us both to tears, not just the one rolling down the cheek, but sobbing tears! The love this man feels for his son and the courage he carried with him is heartbreaking. I agree, if anyone needs any kind of motivation this family is where it is at. Oh and ya got me again...seen it, loved it and the tears still fall! Good luck Irish!

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ELLABELLA14 12/6/2007 10:39AM

    Wow that was amazing.

It definitely made me cry :)

Thanks for sharing and for giving me some perspective today.

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HUSKY_HANK 12/6/2007 8:25AM

    I will definately check it out. Thanks

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Awesome Quote

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

"There are two ways to spread light; to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

What a wonderful quote! See this is why I love quotes so much. Something this simple can change your state of being in a moment. I was feeling a bit burned out tonight at work. I was thinking to myself "I have my own stuff going on right now. If I have to listen to one more person whine about how bad they feel I'm going to scream." Right about that time another client came through. Another heartbreaking story. Another trauma. I usually don't do anything while I'm working with these clients, but I just felt so fried, so while I was listening I quietly clicked on my SP Healthy Reflections thing. Currently I'm trying to catch up on a couple of months worth of SP mailers!! Anyway, I clicked on it and say this quote. It hit me...I want to be the mirror because that is what I love being, that is why I do what I do, I want to be the mirror. I am very passionate about being a therapist. I love my job and I love the people I work with. I love my career and look forward to learning and being the best I can be at it. But, just like everyone out there, I lose sit of that sometimes. I turned from my PC screen and focused on this woman who didn't realize the inner strength she had tell me what she'd been through and how weak she felt. I was able to focus and help her. A single line in an email and really snap you out of a crappy place sometimes. So thanks SP! I needed that!

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CELTIC_WITCH 12/5/2007 10:10AM

    Gotta love it when what you need at the moment is at your finger tips.



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HUSKY_HANK 12/4/2007 8:14AM

    Awesome quote!!

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Ok. So I'm a bit frustrated. When I reset everything I must have goofed something up big time. My "daily calories" thing that tells me how many I'm supposed to have a day is over 1000 less than it was. Not sure how that happened. And things are glitching. Soooooo I'm thinking about just deleting my profile and then immediately signing back up with the same user name and all that.

I'd be able to write down all my friends so I can re-add them, all my SP teams so I can get them back to. And then just start completely OVER.

What do ya'll think?
Good thing?
Bad thing?

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SPARKLEMAMMY 12/3/2007 4:46PM

    When I first joined spark i clicked out by mistake then rejoined but had to add a 1 to my user name as my name was still in the system I used to use my own name then. Just reset again xxxx

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SERAGILO 12/3/2007 10:28AM

    Sometimes I wish I could start whole years over with the flick of a button. Ask our buddy Coach Dean if there would be any troubles, I am sure they have a tech guy here who would be able to help you out. I am all for it if thats what you need to do. Like I said, there are days when I wish I had a big ole 'red' redo button, I would be slap happy than! Good Luck!

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Done and done

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ok so I've got my goals reset. Anyone know if you can reset your points to zero? I feel funny having all those points yet starting back at ground 1!

I'm feeling really good about this new outlook I'm trying on for size.

At work tonight I had a "goal setting" meeting with my Coordinator (Coord for short). In that, I have as one of my goals is stress management, I put that I will get involved in a healthy physical activity such at Tai Chi or Yoga or both. I also have that I will find myself a therapist who is also a spiritual leader in my path (an idea given to me by my new buddy!!!) that way I can get that chaotic inside I've been talking about under control and feed my spirit as well. And I put this in my goals at work for accountability purposes. My Coord is fantastic and was very very encouraging about this. She validated my feelings about it and made sure I was comfortable putting it in work related papers. I told her that I was indeed and that I see this as just one more way to put a good support network in place.

So do you think that was a good idea or did I just set myself up for trouble?

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ELLABELLA14 12/4/2007 9:04PM

    Good job! It takes a lot of courage and strength to reach out :) You are brave and amazing!!! Good luck with your changes this week.

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GINW1977 12/1/2007 10:48AM

    Hey, sis! I think anything that you can set up that you feel will help you is a good idea. Everything is worth a try.

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SERAGILO 11/30/2007 1:03AM

    Ya, if we keep meeting like this I will have to charge you more....Nah, what you are doing for yourself is something that needs to be done. One of the things I find is that people tend to let their pride take over their life and walk around miserable just for the sake of being stubbourn. There is nothing wrong with reaching out, if more people did that I believe we would live in a much happier place.

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NOREGRET2010 11/29/2007 9:37AM

    Chiming in, "I agree with them!"

Don't worry about the points! Sounds like you are making GREAT strides, keep it up!

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_MICHELLE_ 11/29/2007 9:09AM

    I agree with Noeleen! And it sounds to me you're very excited about starting over and it sounds like things are going to go great for you! I think it was a fab idea!
Best of luck!

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SPARKLEMAMMY 11/29/2007 8:23AM

    Hi there now don't you be worrying about those points. They are not what is important here. You have made your fresh start now that is what counts. Just keep focussed on the end result Noeleen

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Thank You Everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What an amazing bunch of folks! Thank you for the validation and encouragement. I was feeling as though resetting my goals would just mean I'm a loser (and not in the good way!). I'm so thankful that ya'll helped me understand that re-setting is ok...actually that it's a good thing to do now and then! I think I'll go do that right now!!


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SERAGILO 11/29/2007 1:04AM

    Ya uh, don't thank me til you get my bill.....*snicker*

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SPARKLEMAMMY 11/28/2007 5:08AM

    Ok then what are you waiting for get cracking right now *SPARKLE HUGS*

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