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A Bajillion Thanks

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I'd like to roll out the red carpet and stage a parade for all my SparkBuddies. So wherever you are, sit up nice and tall, look side to side and give your best parade float wave. Blow kisses with both hands, pick confetti out of your hair, throw sugar-free bubble gum. Why? Because you are Sparktacular!

I don't say it enough, but thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support on this site. I appreciate every comment, goodie, SparkMail, like and woohoo. Seriously, thank you. I don't always get a chance to reply to every comment and question. I doubt any of us are able to keep up with all the awesome communication here. If I could reply psychically, I'd be set! But please know that I appreciate you.

This community has done worlds of good for me. You guys have given me the courage to live back out in the open, instead of hiding backstage or behind a camera. You've allowed me to do crazy things like hula hoop in a pink motorcycle helmet and dress guinea pigs up in grass skirts. And nobody here has called me a freak--crazy, yes, but always in a nice way. You've inspired me to reach for Wonder Woman goals, while hurling All or Nothing Girl completely out of my orbit. You've cheered me on in my slow and methodical race. (Day 300 is coming up, y'all.) You've helped put the Spark back in my step and a mischievous glint back in my eye (although hubs might not thank you for the latter). Not only that, you've welcomed my daughter with open arms and encouraged her to be herself. We're odd little ducks. Remember how hard it was, being a square peg in Junior High? You've helped give her confidence to keep being herself and for that, I doubly thank you.

This community is the biggest reason that I try to spread the Spark. With this kind of encouraging, supportive network, nobody can fail. Nobody. So, listen for the marching band and watch out for flying batons, because this SparkBuddy wants to say thanks in a big way.


We need a giant, SparkGuy balloon.


Cup your hand, bend your elbow and wave.


I need to add "hooping in a parade" to my Sparklist...


Baby, you're a firework. Come on, show 'em what you're worth!
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LORIVIOLA 5/28/2013 9:03AM

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REBECCA431 2/4/2012 5:23AM

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/30/2012 7:32AM

    I want that "hooping in a parade too!"

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REEBADABEEBOOS 1/29/2012 2:48PM

    And thank YOU for being such a source of fun and inspiration in my life and the lives of all of your Sparkbuddies. People like you make this site so wonderful. So here's a virtual hug for you and your adorable little mini-me!

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DEBLYNN323 1/25/2012 3:09PM

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CAROLJ35 1/25/2012 7:37AM

    YOU ARE SUCH AN AWESOME WRITER AND SUCH AN AWESOME PERSON!!!
I would love to meet you in person and maybe I will when up your way to visit daughter not far from you!!!

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CHAMILTON50 1/23/2012 2:18PM

    emoticon Right back at you! emoticon Keep up the good work! :)

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TRISTAROSE 1/23/2012 9:10AM

    I Thank You for always making me smile!

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TX_WILDHEART 1/21/2012 12:32PM

    Love it! Love it!

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LIBBYFITZ 1/21/2012 1:10AM

    Ah found you again, your blog notifications stopped and I am now refinding you all!

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FITFABJENN 1/20/2012 8:53AM

    Back atcha, Spark friend!

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LEXIE63 1/20/2012 7:22AM

    It is easy to support someone as amazingly brilliant as you, and as amazingly fun and lovely as your daughter! My daughter and I watch all your videos with great enjoyment, and they never fail to bring tears of laughter to our eyes, not to mention a pride in just knowing the crazy hoop lady! LOL
Your type of crazy is gorgeous and addictive, and, dare I say, even contagious!
Hoop on my lovelies!
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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REENIE131 1/19/2012 10:24PM

    Okay, now you've made me want to add "Hooping in a parade" to my list too. Thanks...I think! Great blog! Thank YOU for being so inspirational and entertaining. Mind if I call you a freak? In my world, it's a high compliment :)

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NANCYLRAGS 1/19/2012 9:30PM

    That was great!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/19/2012 8:50PM

    Right back at ya fellow Sparker!

Thanks for spreading the Spark with your energy, enthusiasm, and of course your wonderful blogs.

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PUREDONNA 1/19/2012 8:48PM

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    Love your energy. You rock. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHANTELLA 1/19/2012 6:43PM

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BERGIE8771 1/19/2012 6:00PM

    Thank You, and right back attcha!

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GRACEFULJOURNEY 1/19/2012 4:31PM

    thanks for the great blog! emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 1/19/2012 3:48PM

    Whoo-hoo!

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CHANGE4THEBEST 1/19/2012 3:29PM

   

Uplifting blog - I have also been inspired to get a hula hoop and join in the fun! I can't hula hoop - I hope to - in the not too distant future

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SWTHNY- 1/19/2012 2:13PM

    You indeed RoCk! Go Sparker!!

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HHB4181 1/19/2012 1:58PM

    You deserve it, you work so hard!
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ARROW868 1/19/2012 1:25PM

    Sweet! emoticon

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LARK37 1/19/2012 11:26AM

    Thanks for your blog! This is such a nice community--full of encouragement no matter how much you have to lose and how long it takes.

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WELSTEACH 1/19/2012 11:01AM

    I feel the same way. No condemnation here. Lots of loving support. Folks who have lost 100+ don't look down on folks who have 20 to lose. What a great bunch of encouragers.

Now, about that sparkle of mischief . . . .

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JK1261 1/19/2012 10:14AM

    Great post! Have a excellent day! :)

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LINDZW11 1/19/2012 10:11AM

    awesome post!

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123ELAINE456 1/19/2012 9:42AM

  Awesome blog and pictures as always. You are full of surprises every time you blog. I enjoy and like every minute of it. Looking forward to your nrxt one. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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GODSBEST 1/19/2012 9:29AM

    Love it !! Your blogs always come with a smile and then bring a smile to my face. Glad you're my sparkfriend !

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LAURIE-RN 1/19/2012 8:57AM

    You ROCK! I love reading and listening to your blogs. You definitely brighten my day.

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HEALTHY4ME 1/19/2012 8:56AM

    LOL as "Ellen" says right back atcha!!! HUGS you are wonder woman, me I am still semi trying to be perfect girl who gets bogged down in that persona but not quitting like other times only to restart. this year is a keep at it year no matter what comes up!!! 5k in June!!! here I come.

HUGS

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/19/2012 8:28AM

    Love your creativity! Great idea about the spark guy balloon!

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TERRIPAL1 1/19/2012 7:20AM

    Nice,we're all in this together! Thanks for your blog!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 1/19/2012 7:08AM

    Great post....

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LARKSONGRUTH 1/19/2012 1:31AM

    emoticon The pictures are just too fun! It always adds a spark to my day to see what you are up to when I see a new blog listed on my friend feed.

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7WORSHIPS 1/19/2012 12:13AM

  emoticon The world would certainly be a happier better place if there were more "odd little ducks" like you and your daughter. Thanks for being yourselves. You both rock!

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OLDERDANDRT 1/18/2012 5:30PM

    Awwww! You're so sweet!!! And yep....your crazy! But in the BEST way!! Keep it up, my friend!! Maybe I will, soon, break back out of my shell and get a bit more crazy again, too!! WooHoo!!! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 1/18/2012 3:47PM

    whenever I feel down all I have to do is read your blogs.
thank you

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DOGLADY13 1/18/2012 1:50PM

    How have I lived my life without you? I swear we went to different school at different times together. When I hear good music, I can't sit still, especially when I'm alone. I'm going through a tough time right now and seeing you having so much fun has reminded me of who I really am. Thank you!

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VTPHISHER72 1/18/2012 1:10PM

    And thank you for inspiring us! emoticon

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HS1056 1/18/2012 12:37PM

  You are a hoot, my spark friend! Even if just a little of you would rub off on me maybe I could finally overcome feeling self-conscious and just let loose and really have fun. You inspire me not to take myself so seriously all the time. You keep my spark alive. Thank YOU so much! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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