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Thanks For the Spotlight


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A few years ago I bought my husband a handyman's black baseball cap with LED lights in the bill to shine on projects. Not sure why I bought him this since I do all the handyman work at our house, but I found it cute and cool. Needless to say he set it aside and preferred wearing his various golf hats.
Being in the hot south, I frequently walk in the early morning and late evening to avoid the broiling sun when it is a milder 86F. Not wanting to tote a flashlight, I grabbed the little black cap, clicked on the LEDs, and relished in my cleverly lit path. The neighbors, newspaper boy, and police all know it is me as I appear from darkness with my little lighted cap strolling down the street. As for me, I get to see the pine cones, branches, potholes and occasional snakes that share the road with me. This is a truly treasured spotlight like no other....Until today..

After an unexpected fun week of loads of unexpected house guest, a disabled computer, and the heated throws of a restaurant business during the peak of summer..I finally got to log on today. My email was overflowing with the usual "deletable" stuff however there was an unusual amount of Spark Messages from so many friends I have yet to meet or even speak with. Friends non-the-less because we share the community of Spark. I am completely humbled to be recognized and "spotlighted" as a motivator.
I came to Spark because I just got too fat for my breeches. I stayed here because I accepted accountability for my own behavior, was given a vast amount of tools to track my actions, and gather an ever growing bevy of friends to share the path.
I am extremely independent but I love to be part of a TEAM. I have found the best Teams to keep me accountable, motivated, innovative, creative, and all the other positive "-atives" necessary to keep coming back each day. The friendships here imprint on my heart as effectively as my footprints on the streets.
I have to get back to work now, but tonight after work, when I pop on my cap, step out onto the street, I may not need those LEDs..The beam of pride for this honor from Sparks will make my path brighter.
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LADY_KATHY 10/28/2009 7:14PM

    Congratulations...... : )

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MARYMAC45 10/28/2009 3:40PM

    emoticon You motivated many of us and remind us how blessed we are to have SP and friends to keep us going.

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CATE195 10/28/2009 9:41AM

    emoticon , You have captured many members feelings about how much Spark People has meant to us.

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DTBTSSANDFLUFFY 7/25/2009 11:00PM

    my dear Miss Jaq.. you light up my life.. you are a great motivator. keep shining in our lives and we will make it work.. we know you are watching us. and are walking with us. i have the shoe laces that you started around the world. i will walk with them here in edmonton. and at variuous stops on the way to winnipeg. what a fantastic idea. Sherry and i had our pics taken with the beautiful shoelaces. then when i am finished walking with them i shall send them on to montreal. thanks for being such a great motivator.

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DTBTSSANDFLUFFY 7/25/2009 11:00PM

    my dear Miss Jaq.. you light up my life.. you are a great motivator. keep shining in our lives and we will make it work.. we know you are watching us. and are walking with us. i have the shoe laces that you started around the world. i will walk with them here in edmonton. and at variuous stops on the way to winnipeg. what a fantastic idea. Sherry and i had our pics taken with the beautiful shoelaces. then when i am finished walking with them i shall send them on to montreal. thanks for being such a great motivator.

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JOJO2348 7/25/2009 6:35PM

    Congratulations on your endeavors that have motivated so many of us. You are witty and full of ideas. A real spark for all of us. Like you this team has kept me on my toes and blessed me to have friendsip and accountability. Thank you for being a great Motivator to this Team.
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