You know what??? I couldn't help it. I've dealt with it long enough and I'm finally tired of not having the energy to stop and speak/blog my mind!! YOU people!! Yes, YOU people!! You people are pretty darn awesome!! I love SparkPeople...and I'm beginning to see that I NEED SparkPeople!!
Two days ago I was sitting and reading some of your blogs...and as always, it gave me needed encouragement. I went back and I read some of my old blogs knowing it really was just to torture myself because I knew I hadn't moved far. To my surprise...I was wrong...I am not the same person that wrote the first blog but even more so...it was the comments I read on the blogs that helped me the most. I had just forgotten why it was so important to be INVOLVED on SparkPeople, not just a bystander. When I reach out...there are always others there willing to reach back. For me..its always been hard to say I NEED. But YOU people make that so easy. You love and encourage without reservation, even if its the 15000th time that someone says they're getting back on track. You guys make ok and even have the nerve to expect me to be human, and accept me, flaws and all. Yes I admit....even I have flaws(gasp
). I know its a shocking discovery but I'm coming out of the closet...I'm actually not perfect...and you guys love on me in spite of that. How wonderful are you?!
There are not enough words in the English vocabulary to explain it...but I'll give it a shot.
You're so wonderful that when I've been away from SparkPeople for a while...I'll get an email of someone liking a status update from eons ago...which in turns forces me to come to SparkPeople...or better yet...sparks me into returning to SparkPeople where I just see all of this wonderful love being poured out, where I see the success stories, where i see the not so successful stories but I see the courage and the determination that it took to share even those.
You're so wonderful that when I'm tired and losing motivation, what do YOU do?! You send me a random sparkgoodie when I haven't done anything particularly special...Which creates a new Spark in me.
You're soooo wonderful that when I feel so alone in this journey you send me emails or leave comments on my page telling me, showing me, that I'm not!
And to top it all off...you people are so wonderful that you allow me to come into your lives...and you allow me to encourage you, which brings me all kinds of strength.
UGH!! YOU people!!! I love and appreciate you so much! I thank God that SparkPeople exists...and even more that Spark PEOPLE exist! Because you guys are great!
You all are absolutely awesome!! Know that every single thing you do helps someone! Keep Sparking!!