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There Is Only One You

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

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TRISH2229 8/8/2010 10:13PM

    Hi John, I'm beginning to wonder if you are a blogger hired by SP to keep us all on our toes! Nearly every blog you write/speak touches all of us in unique positive ways. You are quite amazing and always on time with your words of wisdom - I suspect one never gets tired of hearing that! For as much as you say fellow Sparkers give to you - you have to know we all value your presence here at Spark. I hope you're enjoying your personal trainer. Have a fabulous week!

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GESHANNON 8/6/2010 3:47PM

    Thank you so much,.,.I needed to hear !!

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SIUANE 8/6/2010 12:37PM

    What a wonderful blog. Thank you so much. emoticon

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YOGINI_JACKIE 8/6/2010 6:45AM

    Oh, wow--this blog is EXACTLY what I needed! Your eloquent message is often missed in this all-too-competitive world.

Thank you :)

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JPRICE217 8/5/2010 2:04PM

    Great blog

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LUVMYK9S 8/5/2010 11:49AM

    Thank you John, awesome vlog! I never really thought of it as being jealous or envious, but but I guess it really is when I have these thoughts that I'm just not as good, or successful, or insightful, or talented, or whatever, as someone else. I am guilty of comparing myself to others and trying to be what they are. Thank you for opening my eyes and reminding me that there is only one me, and you are so right that I owe it to myself to be the best that I can be!

You've made my day and you've left me with a big smile on my face today!

Have a great day and even better tomorrow!


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MSSUNBUG 8/5/2010 9:51AM

    Thanks for sharing, John. I loved, "You serve a wonderfully great purpose--all by yourself." This was definitely something I needed to hear today! And later, "You owe it to yourself to be the best you you can be." It's true. For me, I often think I owe it to the fifteen-year-old who wanted to run but was told she couldn't, to the 21-year-old who wasted some magical years in a fat suit, holding herself back from fully participating in LIFE, looking instead towards a future when she imagined she'd be more deserving (read: THINNER) of a fun life. I owe it to them to be the best ME I can be--today.

It sounds like you have a fun day ahead. In general life today--AND on that golf course--just be the best YOU you can be. :-)

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DOLLBABE56 8/5/2010 7:40AM

    Your blog really gives all of us something to think about. I imagine that we all, at some point have experienced the jealousy-envy thing - it's part of being human. It's what we choose to do about it that is important. We can mope about it or we can decide to do something about it. I like what you suggest - imagining the world without us in it. If I weren't born: my daughter's would never exist. That's the worst thing I could ever imagine. Really brings everything into perspective. Thanks John!

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EDWINA172 8/5/2010 5:07AM

    I love the part about turning jealousy into motivation. I'm always trying to scramble to catch up to others' accomplishments. I don't measure up in my own eyes either. One of my favorite quotes is, "the race is long and in the end its only with yourself." That is one of my running mantras.
Thanks for sharing John.

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AQUABUNNY 8/5/2010 1:08AM

    John, I've been feeling really down and lousy about myself lately and you have NO idea how much I needed to hear your vlog tonight. All I can say is, THANK YOU SO MUCH! This made me feel so much better!

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    Thank you so much for this, John--it was definitely something I needed to hear today. I'm so glad that you are you and that we are friends, that's part of what makes spark such a positive and powerful place!

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DANAB1106 8/4/2010 11:51PM

    As usual that was an awesome blog! You Rock John!!! Thank you for all that you do!

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MSCOCOPUFFS01 8/4/2010 11:09PM

    awesome awesome awesome vlog john, very insightful! Thank you so much for sharing! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/4/2010 10:43PM

    I always enjoy your blogs!

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HONORINGGOD 8/4/2010 10:42PM

    thanks john emoticon

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SUNSET09 8/4/2010 9:11PM

  So be the best You, you can be! emoticon

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