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Reflections


Friday, March 08, 2013

Wow. It is Friday. A few days ago I was thinking that Friday couldn't come soon enough for my comfort (and, shockingly, it had very little to do with needing a break from work) and how miserable I was about this week's LTGL theme, this bloody blogging.

But along the way this experience has morphed into something else. It has reminded me of why I came to SparkPeople to begin with.

I came here - not for information, advice or any of the more common reasons - but for the camaraderie and the fun, and to have someone to share this journey with. Visiting tons of blogs during these past seven days has given me so many glimpses into people's hearts and minds. It has shown me how immensely supportive this community is, and how much strength there is to gain from such support.

In short; it has been emoticon ! I am so happy to have found a group of people who see the best in each other, who are not afraid to be silly, serious, disappointed, sad, tired, happy, teasing, confused and a myriad of other things, in front of each other.

I think this is the most amazing thing I am taking away from this week of blogging.

Thank you for that.
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TWNOMWE 3/11/2013 2:11PM

    It is an amazing site and thanks for saying it. emoticon emoticon blog

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DDOORN 3/10/2013 8:38PM

    The camaraderie of our SparkFamily is just AWESOME and unlike anything out there on the 'net! It's so helpful to know that we can count on the support and constructive criticism of others here at SparkPeople.

Catching up with y0ur blogs and very impressed with your shares!

Spark On! :-)

Don

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/9/2013 4:38AM

    I've enjoyed reading your blogs this week. I'm glad you found why you joined SP in the first place.

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NUOVAELLE 3/9/2013 3:39AM

    I hope this means that you'll keep on blogging now that the blog-themed week is over!
I enjoyed reading your blogs, too!
Have a great, relaxing weekend, Minna!
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MICKEYH 3/8/2013 9:03PM

    Yes!! I am completely agree on this !! We have really emoticon A+ team!!
I enjoyed all of team's blog. That's including yours too!! Thank you for so being honest and care for all of us A's. and thanks for your support. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BELIEVING-N-ME 3/8/2013 8:02PM

    Glad that you stuck it out and made it through.

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 3/8/2013 7:18PM

    I hope you're inspired to keep blogging... because I enjoy reading them!

Thanks for all you do, Minna!

I love our team!!!!

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SLIMLEAF 3/8/2013 5:51PM

    I'm glad you've found some benefit and encouragement in this week's LTGL challenge. Well done for sticking with it!

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PILLYWIGGIN 3/8/2013 4:50PM

    It has been a great week - much better than I thought it would be. I too have enjoyed getting to know everyone better, although I still haven't enjoyed the blogging bits. We are all stronger because of it I'm sure!
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MUSOLF6 3/8/2013 4:43PM

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MOSTMOM1 3/8/2013 4:39PM

    This challenge is what started me blogging/vlogging in the first place and it's been a huge part of my journey. I so appreciate the support and encouragement I get from being part of this team. It's so much more fun, doing this together.

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KRISTINSGOALS 3/8/2013 4:26PM

    I'm totally with you, Minna. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading our team's thoughts this week. It has made me feel like I knew them better and that we're really fighting the fight together. Very cool stuff.

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QSULLIVAN 3/8/2013 4:03PM

    Me, too! I'm so happy to have found Sparkpeople! This was a hard challenge. I'm just not a natural blogger. I'm glad I'm not the only one. All I have to say is, we made it through!

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LIVERIGHTNOW 3/8/2013 3:59PM

    Glad you have found comfort!!!!!

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