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In And Out Of Our Lives

Monday, October 08, 2012

I looked at our Beauty Over 50 team members today and realized that many are not really active on Spark any more. Maybe they never were.
I guess their "spark" went out. OR they couldn't figure out how to work this website.
Who knows what happened? Were we not supportive enough? Were they looking for a quick fix? There is no quick fix and your weight loss and health journey is what YOU make it.
I know of two people that are abruptly gone, one still shows a Sparkpage, but it has not been active since 2009. Another just disappeared without a word. These were people I considered close Sparkfriends.
I will never know what happened. Maybe I should not know.
All I do know is that my Sparkfriends have made an impact on my life and I would be lost without you.
If you leave, please tell me goodbye, so there will be some closure.
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VINGRAM 10/14/2012 3:52PM

    I have had the same problem! emoticon

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NOW2DAY 10/9/2012 11:10AM

    I agree with leaving a good bye when you leave. Maybe you could send a spark mail email to let them know they are missed. Oh well.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 10/9/2012 6:23AM

    I have experienced the same thing. I've come to the conclusion that I can't take it personally because people have so much going on in their lives, hearts, minds that I'm not meant to know about. I'm just so thankful for the friends on SP that I still have - such as YOU!! Love your Halloween pics. emoticon

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DEBBY4576 10/8/2012 9:45PM

    Wow, that is such a good point. I think a lot of people don't say good bye because they are embarrassed to have given up maybe. I would have thought maybe they could be found on other teams, but you seem to have checked out the sparkpages. I agree, we should at least say Good Bye to those we were friends with and close to.

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RUFREE4T 10/8/2012 8:49PM

    There is a saying that some people are in our lives for a reason or for a season, or forever. Rejoice with them for whichever one they fall into and try not to grieve when they leave for whatever the reason.

I have seen this happen so I know it is real.

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TRESSWANN 10/8/2012 4:42PM

    I have been wondering about the team too. My spark friends have really helped me with so much. Yoiu know who you are. And Linda, you are definitely one so I agree, if you leave at least say goodbye and Linda, you are not allowed.

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MARTY19 10/8/2012 2:49PM

    I am still here and again ready to get with the program.

Marty

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DIANNEMT 10/8/2012 2:21PM

    I have noticed that as well--I will do my best to let people know if I choose to leave. But I have met such great people--I won't just disappear!

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STUFFNEARTABOR 10/8/2012 2:18PM

    Sometimes - LIFE - just happens. We don't plan on it. We didn't ask for it. We simply are stuck with it. My dear friend became very ill and dropped out of everything for about 6 months as she dealt with some very challenging health problems. I was so glad to hear from her again when she had gotten her strength back enough to get beyond 'survival' mode. I will hope for the best for your Sparkfriends and hope they resurface to join you in the journey again.
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LINDYLOO49 10/8/2012 2:04PM

  aw I'm sorry that you have lost your friends, and you're right, at least say goodbye

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