Playing vs watching the game
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Aside for the never-ending winter I'm experiencing here in Manitoba, things are going very well for me in Sparkville. My attitude toward food and exercise has changed a great deal. I've been quietly lurking around these boards, even avoiding putting up a webpage until recently. The thought of "putting myself out there" is rather threatening to me. However, since I have ventured in a little further -- I have "met" some fabulous people who share ideas and day to day things which have proven to be very comforting and helpful!
I recently purchased some hoops. Yup -- hula hoops! I discovered a couple of vlogs on here and felt great joy just watching someone else do it. Finally, the light went on and I thought -- "What's stopping me from joining the fun?" Then I had an epiphany: "Am I going to stay on the side-lines of life or am I going to listen & learn and forge ahead to participate?" Just like the lurking in the background here. Sure it was "safe" in my eyes, but look at all I was missing!
And so it begins.... I will work at being a participant instead of a spectator! As far as the new hoops go though -- it will be awhile before I can say I'm a "hooper!" Like the rest of the Spark philosophy though -- one step at a time. Practise becomes habit.
Thank you to everyone for your openness and ideas. Keep spreading the Spark!
P.S. This was view upon waking this morning: