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Time to reset my articles and guess what...?!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It is time to reset my articles and guess what...?!

Now we can reset the quizzes and the A-Z as well!!

WooHoo SparkPeople Gurus! You are awesome!!

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Go to your Start Page and click on "email preferences" - on this new page, scroll down to reset articles - and you will now see 3 reset buttons! You can reset the articles, quizzes and A-Z Health Topics! This is not resetting your account - you don't want to do that because you will lose everything! This is just in resetting your articles!

For us "old-timers" - we run out of articles all the time - can't be a SP member for 3+ years and still have new articles, lol. I don't know when they added the quizzes and A-Z since I do this about every 6 months or so.

  
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JAZZEJR 11/25/2011 9:40PM

    Thanks so much for posting this. I can never remember where to find the reset button. emoticon

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JANEDOE12345 6/29/2011 5:11PM

    It is great that we can reset so much! I found out how to do the articles early on and this new addition (or subtraction) is just as helpful. I enjoy seeing old faves show up and am sometimes surprised at how fresh they are in light of where I am at today.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/23/2011 11:13PM

    I just wish that there was a way to get new polls... but you're right.. .I LOVE SPARK PEOPLE and I love the fact that we are always being given new ways to improve ourselves & our programs. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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LIZABETT 6/23/2011 10:28PM

    Thanks Linda, it's good to know and must try it. emoticon

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DIANESMILES 6/23/2011 10:14PM

    THANK YOU !!! THANK YOU !! THANK YOU !!! Now I GOT IT !!! YEAH !! YIPPEEE YIII YEAH !!!!!! I was about done and did NOT like the remaining ones ! COOL !

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GNUATTITUDE 6/23/2011 5:32PM

    Thanks for sharing this!

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LIBBYFITZ 6/23/2011 4:45PM

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ILUVTTV 6/23/2011 10:10AM

    That's great. I still have lots to read, but it is good to know this!
Anne
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JERSEYGIRL24 6/23/2011 10:08AM

    I discovered maybe a few months ago that you can reset A-Z. I wish you could reset your polls. To some degree this would make sense because perhaps your answer to a poll has changed if you took it two years ago.

I did not know that all articles are reset, but recently it did seem like I had a lot of them available and none are, say, 4 or 5 months old. Interesting.

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BLESSEDGIGI 6/23/2011 10:07AM

    I have reset mine once already. But, I now need to do it again. Thanks!!

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MARTY19 6/23/2011 9:51AM

    Plus it resets all articles etc. Not just the ones you read over 6 mnths ago. emoticon

Marty

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OLDERDANDRT 6/23/2011 9:38AM

    emoticon Thanks for the info! I haven't done it yet, but will need to one day and nice to know I don't have to sacrifice everything and start over! emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 6/23/2011 2:54AM

    Brilliant ideas huh?!
I've reset the quizzes loads of times now and am improving and learning more every day about SP's little foibles! emoticon

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DIANESMILES 6/23/2011 2:20AM

    Hmmm explain,,,please? Mine are almost alL amost used up and i dont like the ones they have left.

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BRIGHTSPARK7 6/23/2011 1:12AM

    What does 'reset articles' mean? I always am learning something from you, LInda.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/23/2011 12:36AM

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MSLZZY 6/22/2011 11:56PM

    You bet-an awesome group of leaders!

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IRENESH 6/22/2011 10:40PM

    That's great. Now your sp points will go skyrocket. You deserve every point plus more, like special points for special sp buddies. Thanks Linda. You are really an awesome person. emoticon

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DESTINYE 6/22/2011 10:40PM

    Awesome!

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SUSIEPH1 6/22/2011 9:23PM

    Thats great!!
I had to do that last week !!
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ASKILLMAN 6/22/2011 8:55PM

    Awesome! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 6/22/2011 8:48PM

    Yay!
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DOTTIEJANE1 6/22/2011 8:37PM

    emoticon SPAARKS PEOPLE

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Thank YOU Spark Buddies - for being there for our comrades!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Both SHARMAE and DIANESMILES were overwhelmed with YOUR love last week.

I am overwhelmed by the love and compassion of SparkPeople members too.

Thank you all - you all deserve a pat on the back and a huge hug!

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MARYANNGI 6/24/2011 2:27AM

    We Spirited Underdogs are there for each other through thick and thin! (no pun intended) Thanks for everything you do and supporting each member in time of need.

MaryAnn

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LESLIES537 6/22/2011 11:23AM

    emoticon You are such a good friend!

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KALISWALKER 6/21/2011 4:53PM

    You are a wonderful team mate!

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HOLLY043 6/21/2011 7:16AM

    We're all in this together!

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 6/20/2011 7:36PM

    I couldn't have kept going without them!

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SUSIEPH1 6/20/2011 6:48PM

    Thank you my friend, for letting us know they were in trouble.
This I fee.l is a by product of Sparks We all get to know one another as if we are family ...
and Family care about one another
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 6/20/2011 3:26PM

    Thanks for letting us know the Sparks buddies were in need , emoticon

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 6/20/2011 3:24PM

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MARTY19 6/20/2011 11:53AM

    That's what friends for. Comfort and support. You are the best friend.

Love you
Marty

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HEALTHY4ME 6/20/2011 11:49AM

    I couldn' t not go, I have had so many times when spark friends and spark strangers have left me messages and that mean so much to me. Always someone that needs a hand or a hug,always willing to give cos never know what or who will just reach that certain spot!
HUGS

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/20/2011 11:42AM

    Any friend of yours is a friend of mine.... emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 6/20/2011 11:10AM

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MSLZZY 6/20/2011 10:37AM

    And thank you for sharing so we can support those who need us most! HUGS!

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BLACKROSE_222 6/20/2011 9:51AM

    emoticon Thanks for letting us all know when someone needs a HUG!

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DESTINYE 6/20/2011 9:49AM

    Thanks for supporting everyone who needs it!

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DIANESMILES isn't smiling right now - AARGH!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I know - this also hit me yesterday and Diane is really scared too but for different reasons than SHARMAE.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4304074


If you can spare a minute and leave a positive comment, I know she'll really appreciate it - and you earn a SparkPoint for commenting on a blog!

Hugs & Love,
linda
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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 7/2/2011 10:36AM

    What a huge amount of stress Diane is suffering. It is so unfair. I have left comments and added her. Thanks for drawing our attention to her plight. It makes us count our blessings. emoticon

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DIANESMILES 6/19/2011 11:17PM

    THANKS Linda,,,,,I am starting to come around. Today sat in the park with my GrandD in the SUN !! WOW it was actually SUNNY today !! WOOHOOO!!!! We just talked and talked,,,and ENJOYED the beauty. I also went to my religous services,,,so STRANGE to NOT have Cathy there, as she has been for the past 36 yrs !! But, I have so MANY FRIENds surrounding me, it's warm and fuzzy, they are really taking care of me !!!! My foot acted up,,,I got all faint like, my GrandD MADE me sit down, NOT HARD, I was about to FALL DOWN. But I QUICKLY recovered and after the service, I was back UP and visiting others !!!

What a GOOD DAY it has been !! I DELIGHT on days like today. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the added help ! We can all USE IT huh? I appreciate your LOVE and CONCERN !!! You've TOUCHED MY HEART !!! As well as EVERYONE Who has contacted me ! I've NEVER HAD 4 pages of RESPONSES ! WOW Kiddo ! TY !! BLEW ME AWAY !!!!! THANKS SO MUCH !!!!!



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GRALLEN 6/19/2011 9:59PM

    I read her blog and left a comment of support. Thanks for letting us know about this special lady.

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 6/19/2011 7:49AM

    Done

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/18/2011 10:28PM

    Done.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/18/2011 9:36PM

    Done! emoticon

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1HELPLESSMOM 6/18/2011 8:25PM

    May the Lord Bless You for your compassion for fellow members. I will keep her in my prayers.

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JUSTJUSTY 6/18/2011 8:07PM

    okay emoticon

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RUFFIT 6/18/2011 6:25PM

    Thanks for the link!! Moni

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MARTY19 6/18/2011 3:24PM

    I would be scared and depressed too. She is lucky to have you.

Marty

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CHRYS13 6/18/2011 1:44PM

    done!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 6/18/2011 11:22AM

    Done!

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NEW-CAZ 6/18/2011 11:15AM

    going over now Linda, thanks for the heads up emoticon

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DESTINYE 6/18/2011 11:13AM

    Done!

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My dear spark-friend SHARMAE needs our prayers, please!

Friday, June 17, 2011

My dear spark-friend SHARMAE needs our prayers, please!

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal.asp?id=SHARMAE


Please, please, please visit her blog and offer your support and prayers.

Thank you,
Linda

  
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GERMANIRISHGIRL 6/19/2011 7:44AM

    Done

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SUNSET24 6/19/2011 1:37AM

    absolutely!

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HDHAWK 6/18/2011 10:58PM

    Thank you for posting this.

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/18/2011 10:29PM

    Done.

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MARTY19 6/18/2011 9:55AM

    Thanks for letting everyone know. I went to her blog. How scary for her.

Marty

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HOLLY043 6/18/2011 9:22AM

    Done!

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DOTTIEJANE1 6/18/2011 8:12AM

    Will vist her page thatkn for letting us know.

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TARAHA 6/18/2011 2:48AM

    Thank you for sharing this. I have posted to her blog and will pray for our friend.

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NEW-CAZ 6/18/2011 2:43AM

    done.
Thanks for letting us know of a Sparker in need Linda, that what this community is all about; mutual support!
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DIANESMILES 6/18/2011 1:08AM

    TY Linda, I did read her page of course, and commented. She's going through such a ROUGH TIME and will. My Mom died from breast cancer. Diane

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/18/2011 12:40AM

    I read her blog right after you, I think. Yes, indeed. She does need our prayers and love. She must have a lot on her mind, to say the least. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 6/17/2011 11:59PM

    Already Done !!
Sharmae is a friend too ...
Thanks Linda emoticon
emoticon Hugs Susie

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LIBBYFITZ 6/17/2011 9:50PM

    Done! How sad for SHARMAE!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/17/2011 9:45PM

    I visited her page & will keep her in my prayers. Thanks for alerting us to your friend & her problems. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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SEDONACAT 6/17/2011 9:41PM

    Prayers are being sent.

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VTSKIER805 6/17/2011 9:35PM

    She'll be in many prayers, I am sure!

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DESTINYE 6/17/2011 9:29PM

    Very sad...

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Each One Reach One!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The National Literacy Program has a slogan, "Each One Teach One," to teach people to read.

My SparkPeople slogan is, "Each One Reach One," to help encourage and support our 'fellow' spark-members.

If we each reach out to one person daily, it will only take a few minutes but will do so much!

Greet one new member on the Introduce Yourself message board:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb
oard_topics.asp?imboard=14


Read one blog daily - comment on one status daily - we're talking a few minutes here but the reward you receive is priceless!

How many reach out to me daily - I can't count them, y'all are just too numerous and too generous to count!!

Each One Reach One!
One day at a time!
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TEENY_BIKINI 6/18/2011 10:29PM

    Yup, this is fantastic.

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    Wonderful idea. emoticon emoticon

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WALKING_WONDER 6/17/2011 6:50PM

    What a great idea! I do that already, with the introduce yourself one. When I introduced myself, I was surpirsed at how few people responded, so I made it my mission to make sure it doesn't happen to anymore newbies!

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DOTTIEJANE1 6/17/2011 5:50PM

    What a great idea i shall reach out to fellow Sparkers , alittle more then I do . emoticon

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WEEZYB7881 6/17/2011 12:56AM

    emoticon great idea

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SOPHIADARE 6/16/2011 10:35AM

    I see that your father has passed on, leaving you with wonderful memories and, as I remember, a hole in your heart. May you have all the comfort there could ever be. Be assured, Linda, that you did all you could do to make his life wonderful! May God bless and comfort you in this time of loss and grief.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/16/2011 1:46AM

    I love you idea & will do my part! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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CLEVERSPIDER 6/16/2011 12:16AM

    good idea

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GRALLEN 6/15/2011 10:53PM

    Excellent idea!

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DIANESMILES 6/15/2011 9:38PM

    SO TRUE !!! Thats why I do my BEST to read ALL the blogs of the Spirited Under Dogs daily,,,,and ALSo when I can,,,to ALSO jump on the other blogs and see what I can find, esp I ENJOY helping the newbies, and those having a hard time. Or when I am down,,,finding something funny,,,they ARE THERE ! LOL OH YEAH !!!

THANK YOU Linda for being such a VALUABLE Memember of the SPIRITED UNDER DOGS !!!! We are BLESSED to have you with us. THANK YOU For SHARING the knowledge you have gained along the journey and NOT keeping it yourself !!! INDEED Reaching out IS the way !

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 6/15/2011 9:15PM

    Great one!!! YOU have got that one right! Those true SPARK FRIENDS are there for us day in and day out! EACH ONE REACH ONE!!

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MSLZZY 6/15/2011 8:50PM

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Off to read right now!

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MARTY19 6/15/2011 6:52PM

    I try to reach out on all my teams.

Love you
Marty

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LIBBYFITZ 6/15/2011 2:44PM

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BITTYGIRL51 6/15/2011 2:43PM

    Absolutely agree! Done! emoticon

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 6/15/2011 2:09PM

    Great idea!

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MEADSBAY 6/15/2011 12:22PM

    Great idea, my friend!
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SUSIEWHITE1109 6/15/2011 10:41AM

    THis is a terrific idea! I'm in!

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WELCH123 6/15/2011 10:08AM

    Great blog. I am new to spark, but I will try to start commenting more and giving my support. Everyone needs a great support team.

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SEDONACAT 6/15/2011 10:03AM

    I have been trying to comment on at least one new person's "first blog" everyday. To me, nothing would be more discouraging than to be ignored when new.

Good blog (as usual). Hope you're doing well.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/15/2011 9:46AM

    What a great blog! It needs to win a prize! I thrive on the encouragement I get from my SparkFriends! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESTINYE 6/15/2011 9:18AM

    True, I comment on a lot of blogs every day, though wish more people would comment on mine I have to say!

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SUSIEPH1 6/15/2011 8:44AM

    Hi Linda ! Yes thats a great way of thinking .. I have been doing this since joining Sparks in 2009 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAWDOT35 6/15/2011 8:22AM

    When I first started SP I was afraid to jump in feet first. I thought the teams were sort of cliques that might not welcome 'an outsider'. So far, everyone I have encountered has been helpful and friendly!
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NEW-CAZ 6/15/2011 7:55AM

    already do Linda emoticon

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