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The Difference Between Who You Are And What You Want To Be

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Some thoughts and observations...

157 days | 22.42 weeks | 5 months and 4 days ago, I started my SP journey.

I made a conscious decision to do things differently this time around. I forced myself to step out of my comfort zone, put aside my shyness, and not only sign up for SparkTeams but participate in them even if it's only saying welcome to new members.

I cannot adequately put into words how elated I felt when I was friended by my first SparkFriends because now I wasn't floating out there in SP land with only SPARKGUY and SP_STAFF on my page.

And as I found my way and grew more comfortable in my SparkSkin, I realized that blogging every day would help visually remind me of positive skills or mindfulness I was trying to master. And an unexpected bonus from sharing my positivity was that it attracted other positive Sparkers, and my Spark circle was widened further.

I also decided it was important to encourage other SparkMembers as they continued on their journey and even though I didn't know them, I could still support them. Sometimes a Sparker just needs a kind word or a reminder that they're not alone on SP. And even though I may not be traveling the same road the whole way, I can still keep company with them and offer a helping hand or encouragement if they need it.

So thank you to my SparkFriends and SparkTeams. I appreciate and am grateful for helping hands and encouragement.

Onward on our journeys!



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAYDE53 2/5/2013 8:39PM

    You're doing a great job, and I'm glad you've been encouraged by the rest of us! But I'd like to add that your positive spirit & blogs have done a lot to encourage me too!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIFEISSWEET2 2/5/2013 1:42PM

    What a wonderful post!

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 2/5/2013 12:53PM

    and thank you!.. emoticon ,,,,,,,,,,,I try to pay if forward too by saying welcome or responding to a lot of blogs, because I, too, appreciated that at the beginning! Have a great day! emoticon

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    Great blog post!! I am part of several Spark teams and found they do help me. Simple team challanges such as how many steps you took for the week helps because that is moving and the calories burned just from that adds up yet I didn't realize it until that challange

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JOHNTJ1 2/5/2013 8:31AM

    Thank you for this. I've been part of Spark for over three years and I guess like everything in life, I get a bit sedentary in my approach to things. Glad Spark has been of benefit to you. Time to find a team member to encourage. emoticon

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NUTRON3 2/5/2013 8:21AM

    Great blog!

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DONTNODIP 2/5/2013 8:07AM

    What a great blog post, Cheryl Ann. Thank you for sharing this sentiment. The help that I get from Sparkers like you turns my journey into a fun adventure. By the way, as I was heading for my computer this morning I was wondering what inspirational words you'd have up your blog. It's becoming my daily! Keep on posting and keep on truckin'! emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 2/5/2013 7:59AM

  Love the reminder that I am NOT alone. Thank you.

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    What a beautiful post. It reminds us all that we are not alone in this journey. We each of something to contribute, whether it be a word of encouragement or just to say hi. I'm truly amazed by the generous and giving energy of the Spark individual. emoticon emoticon

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