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UGH!! YOU people!!


Monday, February 20, 2012

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 emoticon). 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!!

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JULESJ1OK 2/26/2012 9:17PM

    Hey Lady!

Wow that was awesome! I had to come over and visit. Thank you for such kind words on my blog. I have been with SP for years but this year something finally clicked. I've been praying for God to heal me from head to toe and I believe with all my heart that this is the time! I really enjoyed this blog entry and that's what it's all about, it's the joy in the journey for real. So glad our paths have now crossed. The Lord moves in mysterious ways. *HUGS*

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TEALBERI 2/24/2012 11:12PM

    what a sweet blog, and I just joined, so I love hearing how great this place is! I can't wait to see how much it helps!

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COUNTRYBARB05 2/22/2012 12:57PM

    This is exactly how I feel about SP!! Such a great group of supportive people here!!

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KOUVALGE 2/21/2012 3:50PM

    And that's something I love in Spark People SO MUCH...
Reminds me I'm lucky every single day..
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KSTYLEFITNESS 2/21/2012 12:25PM

    I love my Spark peeps! Could not do this without them.

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SNOOPY176 2/21/2012 11:19AM

    THANK YOU!!!!

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 2/21/2012 11:18AM

    Yes, yes aaaand YES!

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LUCKYONE60 2/21/2012 11:14AM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/21/2012 11:04AM

    Word.

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TUBJUMPER 2/20/2012 11:11PM

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ANJELIA1968 2/20/2012 9:02PM

    Wow! You have no idea how inspired I feel after reading your comments. I've kind of hit a stale place in my plan where I'm not losing as quickly as I want (not gaining which is an accomplishment I realize, but still....) and I was starting to think that this just didn't matter, then you remind me that what we do and say here really DOES matter.
Spark People touch lives; Spark People make a difference.
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!! Try to remember that!
Thanks for reminding me that we're here for a reason.

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 2/20/2012 8:37PM

    You are SO right about Spark People - for the very first time in my entire life, I have found people in whom I can actually confide. I have never opened up to anyone - because everyone thought of me as always the strong one, the go-to person for everything. But I so need support too. And it is ALWAYS here. I hope you will add me as a friend. Whatever it is, together, with the help of God, we can DO it. emoticon

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WOLFSHADESS 2/20/2012 7:07PM

    Aww, you had me smiling while reading that! It's so true though! There's nothing like support from a group of people who know EXACTLY what you're going through!
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CALAMITYJANE53 2/20/2012 6:49PM

    Thank you for Sparking ME just now. I've been a lurker here for so long, then I left, now I'm back and your blog post gives me hope! I'm not alone in this journey. Thank you for reminding me how lucky I am to have resources and the ability to DO something to benefit not just myself but others. Thank you, thank you.

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1MATHTEACH 2/20/2012 6:46PM

    I know just what you mean. My friends are helping me stay motivated long past the time when I would have given up. Even through some rough personal times it's been the SP community helping me keep going.

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