Friday, May 10, 2013
If you are anything like me all you get in the mail is Junk and Bills. That’s icky. I’m thinking I’d like to start a “Secret Cheerleaders” team. I’m thinking we would need at least 10 people. Everyone on the team would get a name and address of another team member to be the cheerleader for (I’ll collect all the info and store it OFF LINE to keep it safe). Then each cheerleader sends a card, letter – something happy positive and inspirational, to their name twice a month! I think it would be a fun way to be and get inspired. It would be a commitment – if you sign up you need to be responsible to your buddy. You could stay anonymous or let the cat out of the bag. Up to you!
We did this on my dog forum (Secret Paws), where we send treats, toys, and such to each other’s dogs. It was so fun to get the package in the mail. It kind of fell apart this spring when the leader of the group had a family crisis.
Now the reason this came to mind was I was reading a blog before my walk today (sorry, don’t remember who’s – it was one of the featured blogs on the Spark People Mailing). She was talking about how she misses Spark friend who just “dropped off the face of the earth” so to speak. You know what I’m talking about. You’re friends, you communicate thru Spark, you read their blogs, and comment back and forth to each other; then they just stop posting. No reason, no note, - maybe their Spark Page is even deleted. It is sad. Now I know people leave for all kinds of reasons, but this blog focused on the feeling of failure and lack of motivation.
I thought a team like this would not only be fun, but it would help to keep us motivated. That happy card might just come at the right time. Also, it would give each of us things to look back on when we are having those “tough” times.
I’d like to do it in team format so we all have communication back and forth. Share what you got, motivational tips, sayings.
So what say you Spark Friends? Is this a good idea or is Kitty being pie in the sky?