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People who are struggling


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I was just thinking how, when I was a "success" story, so many fellow SparkPeople stopped by to comment on my weight loss, congratulating and praising me. Not that it wasn't awesome (it was:) but it just reminds me to make sure to pay attention to people who are struggling (and especially who are silent) as well as letting people who inspire me know that I am in awe of them. It's great to get that external validation for so much hard work, but it's probably even more important to reach out to other people too. I need to make sure to not just click on people's profiles because I'm amazed by their before and after pictures (which is usually the only time that I click to see someone's SparkPage). Maybe I'll make a goal of stopping by 1 person's blog/ SparkPage from one of my SparkTeams each day.

Just wanted to write this little reminder to myself:)
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NINJALINDA 2/5/2013 4:21PM

    Awesome goal! Sometimes when you're struggling, just having someone care makes all the difference.

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SOUTHGOINGZAX 2/5/2013 4:17PM

    It's easy to forget how much a kind word or quick note of support can help. I'm slowly working my way back into SP and I appreciate all the comments I get. Losing weight and being healthy and eating well are not always easy things to accomplish.

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VEG_GIRL04 1/29/2013 4:54PM

    I totally agree. I make a habbit at the end of my work day to stay a few extra minutes and comment on others blogs and newsfeeds (what I'm actually doing right now!). I also find that as you do this - more people sparkfriend you, and comment on your blogs, progress, etc - bringing the support full circle for everyone!

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ACYCLINGMIND 1/29/2013 4:40PM

    I completely agree. People enjoy reading possitive things but the people who are feeling bad about themselves are often the ones who need a little extra push. :D Thanks for sharing.

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LRB444 1/29/2013 4:33PM

    Awww...thanks. Just reading this blog inspired me.

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