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Give Yourself a WooHoo


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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

I've had a couple of SparkFriends who've written recently about needing to be better at recognizing their own accomplishments (you know who you are!). Isn't this something we all struggle with sometimes?

An acquaintance was telling me about earning her Master's degree. She worked full-time, but faithfully attended night school year after year until she finally had all the credits she needed to earn that degree. I was sincerely impressed. I told her how much I admired her perseverance and determination, and left feeling I'd met a person with special qualities.

HOURS later it hit me. I did the exact same thing.

Full-time work and night school.

Except I did it while working as the only female in the group during an era when women were barely accepted in the industry.

And I was a single parent.

Hmm.

It can be so easy to take our own accomplishments for granted, whether it is finishing graduate school or finishing a walk in a new record time. One of the things I'm learning here is to make a practice of celebrating the successes of my life. It doesn't matter that other people have lost more weight, or can run further, or are more diligent in staying within their calorie range. What matters is that I'M accomplishing new things every day. I know because I'm LOOKING for those accomplishments.

So give yourself a "WooHoo!". The fact that you're showing up on SparkPeople says you're someone who is looking to accomplish something in your life. And there are a lot of us here who will be celebrating right alongside you.

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CATFISHGIRL 6/12/2010 10:13AM

    Yes ma'am! I think its easier to be kind to others than to ourselves....sad but true, and definitely something to work on :?

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PATTYKLAVER 6/12/2010 9:04AM

    Thanks for reminding me to do that!

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TOMNJERI 6/12/2010 8:34AM

  I give myself a WOO HOO! even though last night was Happy Hour! emoticon

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TOMNJERI 6/12/2010 8:34AM

  I give myself a WOO HOO! even though last night was Happy Hour! emoticon

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CAROLDEDOO 6/12/2010 7:44AM

    Thanks so much for the reminder!

emoticon to you and emoticon for me.

Keep Sparking!

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RIPPEDPAUL1 6/12/2010 7:39AM

    emoticon for me and emoticon for you! emoticon

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JPRICE217 6/12/2010 6:17AM

    Thanks for the emoticon I really needed it today. You are right we have all done something to be proud of everyday and need to emoticon our self.

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JANIEWWJD 6/11/2010 11:18PM

    emoticon THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TUDI4480 6/11/2010 8:09PM

    Thanks for the WooHoo insight. Wow. It is the truth that it's easier to recognize and value other's accomplishment than it is to see our own. Thanks for the reminder.
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JANE1216 6/9/2010 10:05PM

    wonderful blog ---- thanks!

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HOPE2BE 6/8/2010 8:35AM

    emoticon to all of us

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KATHRYNLP 6/8/2010 12:48AM

    You said it all, perfectly. I will celebrate every new and improved facet of my life from now on too. Looking back, I can see that I did a lot through adverse conditions, and didn't realize just how much I had been doing until now. Thanks for putting things into greater perspective.
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JEN-TINK1 6/8/2010 12:30AM

    I like you additude. I was dignosed with hypothyroid.With that I got high blood
presure and allergee! I need some one to walk, me through this bear of
news.It is all new to me.And it would help me if I had your attitude.
Thank you for listening Jennifer

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HOWDOIHEARTTHEE 6/8/2010 12:24AM

    Woo Hoo! emoticon

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