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Points for EMails

Friday, January 01, 2010

I don't understand how this one works. I'm signed up for all EMails and we can amass 50 points a day, although I don't get anywhere near 50 EMails a day.

What gives, or am I not understanding something?

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MISS_VIV 1/2/2010 10:00PM

    I have never really tracked how many emails I get. Some of the emails are weekly and then there is the daily spark.. So it is hard to say. No, they don't send out 50 a day, but if you don't read every day...you can pick up extras in one day, by reading all of them for the past week or two..

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SHASTA11 1/2/2010 3:23PM

    LITTLEWIND

Yes, you are correct and that's what I do sometimes. Once in a while I don't feel like going thru everything so then I do have quite a few EMails. That's when I get lots of points.

Maybe SP has factored that in, as they sure don't send 50 EMails a day!

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GABY1948 1/2/2010 9:43AM

    Unless I have been away, I only get about 7 per day too, if that. If you find out please let me know!

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LITTLEWIND53 1/2/2010 7:10AM

    Ah, but if for any reason you don't get your points on any given day, or for several days (say you go on vacation and don't have access to a computer for 2 weeks) You can still get all the points.

So if you normally get about 10 points a day, you could get points for 5 days in one, so you do that every day until to catch up with all your e-mail points.
Does that make sense?

On the other hand, if you are gone for 2 weeks so don't read any articles or blogs, or post a daily blog, or huddle, etc, you cannot get the points for those things for the days you are not doing them. You only get those points on the days you actually read, post, etc.

This has been my observations.........

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WANDAC2013 1/2/2010 12:54AM

    I've wondered the same myself!!!!

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JUDY1676 1/2/2010 12:04AM

    Doesn't make any sense to me either! If you figure it out, let me know!
Judy

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MISS_VIV 1/2/2010 12:01AM

    I don't get that many email points a day either. You have to go to view spark points and then go to community and check to receive A LOT OF SPARK MAIL EMAILS...these are the ones put out by SPARK PEOPLE and click and save, so that you get a lot of EMAILS IN THE CATAGORY YOU WANT TO RECEIVE.

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TRUELOU 1/1/2010 11:40PM

    I don't get anywhere near that either, usually less than 10 points.
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Comment edited on: 1/1/2010 11:59:28 PM

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Painted Ponies

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Today my Christmas present from my daughter finally came.

It is a Painted Ponie. It is absolutely beautiful. I love it. It is a 6"? high horse statue. It's on a black base; the legs, tail and belly are black; the sides and face have lovely colored flowers and the back neck and face are sky blue with a quarter moon and stars.

Just what I was wishing for.

If you've never heard of them go to paintedponiescollectibles.com. You can also buy them on EBay and they are sold in some gift stores. Check them out.

Thank you, Karen!

  
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GETDONE 12/30/2009 1:28PM

    emoticon emoticonsent with the love of a daughter--the best thing on earth. You are blessed.

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KRITTERKEEPERS 12/30/2009 12:24AM

    I have a friend who has a few of them. They are pretty neat. I'm happy for you!

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GABY1948 12/29/2009 6:44PM

    I am so excited for you. I have never seen them but I am a collector of many things so I know how excited you were opening it!

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MISS_VIV 12/29/2009 6:27PM

    That is great. What a great addition to your household. Just what you always wanted, a pony.

Congratulations.
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Vivian

I went to the site and found it under Holiday 2009. I see it is retired, so there will not be any more made like that one..

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WILLOW49 12/29/2009 6:07PM

    How beautiful! I know you will treasure it always :)
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TRUELOU 12/29/2009 5:43PM

    They look soo beautiful. Happy for you:)
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Holiday Commercialism

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I've been railing against commercialism concerning special holidays for years. I think it's gotten out of hand.

Come on, Thanksgiving selling started in July this year. Christmas in August. I know we are having tough economic times (I own a business) and people are trying to make enough to survive, but summer is way to early to start selling for the holidays.

I understand, but Christmas, especially, is not about the biggest light display and who can get theirs up first. My mobile home park started sprouting Christmas decorations BEFORE Thanksgiving. Give me a break. It's not about who can get their shopping done first and sending the first Christmas card. It's not about big flashy Christmas party's.

Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus (albeit not his actual birth date), and, yes, he was given presents but not more and bigger than the last.

Before Christmas we go into a frenzy of gift buying, bigger sales starting earlier every year, decorating, eating etc.

Instead of buying our kids 20 toys, buy 20 toys for a Children's Home; instead of spending money we don't really have for the greatest spread ever to impress our family and friends, buy the same amount of food and donate it to a homeless shelter; instead of putting up thousands of lights and displays and spending thousands of dollars for the electricity to pay for them, pay several family's electric bills.

Jesus isn't impressed by flamboyance, what does impress him is heeding his words, helping others, being a friend to those in need, and being kind to all.

Another SPer said it and it's true. More people commit suicide, kill others; depression is at a all time high; there is more stress, drinking (and driving drunk);100's of thousand of people are alone at this time of the year and more crimes against humanity are committed than any other month of the year.

We truly need to remember why Christmas is celebrated; love one another, be a friend to all and promote PEACE around the world.

May God bless you and yours and all of our and service men and woman who fight and have fought for our freedom.

Joan

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MOOKBALL 12/21/2009 6:29PM

    I think you will read great agreement on your post for as "Over 60's" we have participated in the self induced craziness and seen that it did nothing to enhance our joy in the holidays.
But for children and young parents there is a certain need for holiday traditions to be played out in great splendor. With age and wisdom we reject the glitter and begin to wish for actualization of the message of love and peace.

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SHASTA11 12/20/2009 10:21PM

    Grace you are so right. With Valentines being less than two months away we will be seeing cards and candy and flowers, etc. soon. Have you noticed, though that there's not so much fervor for St. Patrick's Day.

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 12/20/2009 8:35PM

    Capitalism = Commercialism. The only way we can avoid it is to stay out of the stores and leave the TV off. None of it has ANYTHING to do with the birth of CHRIST. I won't be surprised to see the Valentine's Day and Easter stuff in Walmart next week. They make me SICK!

Grace

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SCORPION1352 12/20/2009 7:16PM

    I too agree with your thoughts. The best Christmas we ever had was the Christmas no had any money I made the rule all could come to house to eat and DO NOT bring a gift for anyone. We had a wonderful time. This season I have picked a family with 3 little ones. Have made some home made stuffed animals, baked some homemade bread and made cookies, candy, and other goodies. Throwing in a turkey a friend donated and some fixings to go with that from other friends. We are delivering tomorrow. I very excited over this.

Have a wonderful holiday and be happy

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 12/20/2009 7:10PM

    Amen and amen.
Jane on Guam

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SUPREME5 12/20/2009 6:52PM

    WHILE I DO SO LOVE TO SEE THE HOUSES DECORATED FOR THE SEASON AND THE LIGHT ON WITH THE SONGS ARE AWSOME I DO HOWEVER STOP THERE WE BUY FOR THE LITTLE ONES BUT IT ENDS THERE AWHILE BACK I BLOGED OF WHAT WE DO ON HOLIDAYS IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE COULD ADD A FEW MORE PEOPLE BUT WE WILL STILL DO OUR PART FOR THE HOMELESS OLD PEOPLE INTHE HOMES CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL AND A CHRISTMAS DAY VISIT TO ALL AS FOR US WE BUY WHEN WE NEED ALL YEAR ROUND WE GET WHAT WE NEED AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHO GOT WHJAT AND WHO GAVE WHATAS OUR MAIN GIFT IS ONE FROM THE HEART AND THE JOY OF SEREING THOSE SMILING FACES ON PEOPLE LESS FORTUNATE THAN US THE JOY OF THE CHILDREN WITH A GIFT THAT THEY OTHERWISE WOULD NOT HAVE SEEN


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JORETTAH 12/20/2009 6:11PM

    While I agree with everything, and I mean everything you said, I also know that Christmas is not the Christians holiday. It was a pagan holiday long before Christians (and I am one) decided to take it as a Christian Holiday observance for Christ's Birth. The world is celebrating Christmas the only way they know how...with things and commercialism. Try not to get upset because the world places such a false sense of gladness in their celebrations with things, glit and glamour. Celebrate it in your own way. The other night I was driving home looking at the lights, and they were beautiful. We are a part of the world's celebration, not the other way round. Think about it, we have even tried to spiritualize the Christmas Tree as the Evergreen and Everlasting Life. Which is okay, but we can not expect the world to accept our views. We know the truth, and the truth has set us free.
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WILLOW49 12/20/2009 6:06PM

    I couldn't agree more, Joan! Let's stay focused on the real reason for the season!!!

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GABY1948 12/20/2009 5:33PM

    Amen to your thoughts. Our family has stopped the gift giving part and we give gifts at other "no reason" times instead to do away with the stress. All are glad we did. We all eat together in celebration and thankfully, none of us drinks. This was a timely reminder to all who read what it is all really about...Jesus.
God Bless and merry Christmas

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TRUELOU 12/20/2009 5:23PM

    Amen. Focus on the reason for the season and enjoy.
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DONNETTASUE 12/20/2009 3:16PM

  i agree with everything you have said. i am so tired of seeing holiday decor out in august. there's nothing wrong with planning ahead but let's get real here.

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GETDONE 12/20/2009 3:05PM

    So true, Now days many people put a price tag on the gifts they receive.
I think that it is because people are working so much and give a big gift instead of time--when most people still just want a little time with the folks we love.
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SLIMMERJESSE 12/20/2009 2:55PM

    It's been a long time since I started railing against so much phoniness and commercialism. But these past couple of years, I decided to ignore it and remove myself from the racetrack frenzy of holiday craziness. Limited TV (very) and not much store visiting. It's been out of hand for a long time. I figure that it's always going to be a materialistic world, but I can choose to what extent I let it bother me or want to participate. Have a wonderful day.

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Prayers for Release

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I might have mentioned that my friend Sam's daughter is (slowly) dying of kidney disease. She had a transplant two years ago, although, it wasn't successful and she has been in decline since.

Sami has been getting sicker and weaker since Nov. She almost crossed over last night, but I think she is not letting go until Sam and Sami's son really let her know it's OK to go. Sami told her mother this morning that her brother and father, other relatives and many furry friends are in Heaven waiting to welcome her home.

I guess many don't think the way I do. I'm praying that God will take Sami soon and not let her suffer for a long time. I prayed for the same when my mother was dying in January and my prayers were answered.

Whatever your beliefs are please keep Sami and her family in your prayers and thoughts.

Thank you.

I love you Sami.

  
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SHASTA11 1/2/2010 3:16AM

    Thank you all for your prayers.

God still has not chosen to bring Sami into his arms, so we are still on a day to day vigil.



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SHASTA11 1/2/2010 3:16AM

    Thank you all for your prayers.

God still has not chosen to bring Sami into his arms, so we are still on a day to day vigil.



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KESHA29 1/2/2010 2:41AM

  My thoughts and prayers for Sami, you and her family.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/18/2009 8:04PM

    Praying for Sami, her family and you, too.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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MISS_VIV 12/18/2009 9:42AM

    Thoughts and prayers for all those connected with Sami. May they be strengthened during this very difficult time.

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JUDY1676 12/18/2009 12:15AM

    Hopefully the others willlet her know it's OK to go.
I will remember Sami,and herlovedones (including you)
in my prayers.
Judy

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/17/2009 11:53PM

    I am also facing this with relatives. I understand exactly what you are saying, but my heart is so sad nonetheless. Will keep Sami in my prayers.

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SUPREME5 12/17/2009 11:42PM

    I TO PRAY GOD TAKES SAMI HOME ITS NO LIFE WHEN ALL HAS BEEN DONE
I JUST LOST MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND I AM GLAD HE WAS RELEASED FROM
A LIFE OF PAIN THIS MAN WAS A SAINT HE HAD TRIPLE BY PASS LOST TWO FINGERS HARD TIME BREATHING LOST HIS SIGHT AND HIS KIDNEYS FAILED I PRAY IF MY TIME IS NEAR MAY IGO SWIFTLY AS I PRAY GOD TAKES HER IN HIS FOLDS AND GIVES HER WINGS


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BUSSMOM 12/17/2009 11:24PM

  My prayers are with Sami, her family and you.

God bless.

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READINGDOC 12/17/2009 10:21PM

    I'm in agreement with you. I am praying that God will take Sami home to be with Him soon.
Lynda

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KATVHALE 12/17/2009 10:00PM

  Thank God that Sami is ready to enter into eternity with Him! Yes, we should all pray that God will take her very soon to end her suffering and pain... My prayer is that her family is ready to let her go so she can find peace. They will certainly miss her but they can also know that they will see her again in a much better place and in an even more beautiful body!

God Bless Her and God Bless You for your tender heart towards her and her family.

Kat

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 12/17/2009 9:37PM

    This is so sad. I'm praying that God ends Sami's suffering so she and her loved ones can be at peace.

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Grace

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WILLOW49 12/17/2009 9:18PM

    Praying God opens his arms to receive Sami home soon. Also praying for strength & courage for her family. emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/17/2009 9:08PM

    I'll be praying for Sami and her family, too. Lori

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DRJJ2004 12/17/2009 8:52PM

    Praying for Sami and family.

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BIRDLEGS29 12/17/2009 8:48PM

    I am with you one hundred percent on this. When my husband was dying, I sat and cried and begged God to take him quickly. My prayers were answered and I am etenally grateful. I will pray for God to take Sami home quietly and peacefully.

Jean

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Status/Feed Action

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I see many status notes that I'd like to comment on, but don't know how to do it. When I click on "feed" there's nothing to indicate how to leave a comment.

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SUPREME5 12/13/2009 9:07PM

    they have to be your friend and when you are notified that they have add you . you than go the the top of thier page and add them and than and only than so send them a goodie and ask if you can add tjhem as a friend hope this helps


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LITTLEWIND53 12/13/2009 8:35PM

    You cannot comment on every thing on the friends feed. You can comment when someone crosses fitness minutes, or when they get an award for something, but not when your friends give and receive spark goodies from/to others, etc.

If you want to comment on someone's status and they are not already a friend, click on the button at the top of their spark page to add them as a Spark friend. Then you should be able to leave a comment on the feed.

When all else fails, go to the spark page and leave a comment at the bottom of the spark page.

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BIRDLEGS29 12/13/2009 3:15PM

    I am so glad you asked this question because I did not know how to do thie either. Now we both learned something!

Jean

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TRUELOU 12/13/2009 2:53PM

    I click on Community, then click on friend feed. It lists what all your friends are doing and lets you leave a comment or just check that you like their status:)
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RACHELMARLENA 12/13/2009 2:39PM

    Log in and you will be on your start page. In the third column you will see a link that says "friend feed." Here it will list recent activity done by your friends, for example "RACHELMARLENA crossed 20,000 sparkpoints." Then there will be two options below it, "I like this" and "comment" or something to that effect. If you hit comment a little text box will show up, below which it will say "save" and "cancel." Just type what you want to say then click save. Or, if you just want to "like it" click that button.

It is wet and cold here...never dry cold. It makes it feel colder because it gets much harder to get warm. Even up north when the temps hit below freezing it is COLD but once you go inside you are fine....here it is cold and so wet that it takes way longer to get warm. I am sorry to hear about your tree :/ ... he may be stronger than you think!

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MISS_VIV 12/13/2009 2:20PM

    i know for one thing.. you can only comment on feeds for people that are on your friends list. Is that what you are referring to?

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