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Motivating? Me?

Friday, May 17, 2013

I logged in to sparkpeople this morning and there is a comment on my page that the "Spark People Motivator" button or icon was added to my page!

I am always surprised when folks comment that I have motivated them to do this or that. Lose weight, run more, whatever. For everyone who clicked on the motivator button for me, thanks very much.

Napoleon Hill said "If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."

I think that's what I do. Too old to do great things, I settle for my small accomplishments. Every day I take a baby step in the right direction is a great day for me. At least I'm not going backwards. Be patient, go slowly, but go.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MASRITE 5/20/2013 12:08AM

    Just saw this! Congrats! I'm so not surprised. You motivate me all the time!!

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SHIRAZSOLLY 5/19/2013 6:59PM

    Yes, indeedy! I am proud to have nominated you.
I saw that you were "dogged" by achilles heel and ankle pain, but that you ran anyway.
I saw that you went from chubby to admirably fit.
I saw that you and your wife are a close team, which for me, is a big plus. I love it when couples support each other. Often other bloggers whine about their spouses eating junk food or watching tv or not going to the gym or whatever. But here you and your wife are, taking pictures of each other and traveling to races together.
I enjoy your regular blogs and your sense of humor.
You deserve this nomination!

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    Yes You! Be proud!

U R emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/19/2013 6:46AM

    That's fantastic! Keep up the good work!

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LAILA07 5/19/2013 6:41AM

    emoticon emoticon Keep motivating and inspiring us!

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NWFL59 5/18/2013 9:27PM

    you've got the spirit, drive, determination, can-do attitude, get off the couch, make it happen, etc. that we all like to see in others and strive for in ourselves as we struggle with our own journey for better health emoticon

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SPEEDYDOG 5/18/2013 8:07AM

    Yes, my friend, you are an inspiration because you keep on going and going. Congratulations. Your title as a motivator is well deserved.


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CM_GARDNER78 5/18/2013 7:46AM

    YES!! That is awesome!! You are a motivator!! :-) Congratulations!!

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WATERMELLEN 5/17/2013 7:20PM

    Motivator, yes! I have appreciated your kind comments on my page. The small stuff, done consistently, IS the great stuff: Mother Theresa had that right!

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CHRISGORGME 5/17/2013 2:09PM

    You are a true motivator! You managed to turn a thank you blog into a motivating blog! emoticon

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MARGARITTM 5/17/2013 1:23PM

    Well done!

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OWL_20 5/17/2013 1:20PM

    Woo-hoo! Well, you know you motivate me to do my best, so I think that button is well deserved. Have a great weekend!

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KIMCOLLINGS 5/17/2013 1:13PM

    Congratulations! I saw your status of your 10 mile run today. That is certainly motivating! Love the quote. Hope you don't mind...I added you as a friend. Hope you'll add me back. emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 5/17/2013 12:53PM

    It is much deserved and long overdue! Congratulations!

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DALID414 5/17/2013 12:40PM

    You definitely deserve that icon Vic! emoticon

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STRIVERONE 5/17/2013 11:37AM

    That is a well placed recognition. You certainly motivate me. Thank you.

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    You are a motivator !!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 5/17/2013 10:59AM

    emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 5/17/2013 9:54AM

    Congrats! You so deserve it! You are always a push in the right direction for me. Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. Seeing you do tells me I can too!

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PMRUNNER 5/17/2013 9:52AM

    Congrats! Great quote too. Keep up the great job you are doing!

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ROXYZMOM 5/17/2013 9:35AM

    Congratulations! You definitely motivate me! You are a great inspiration! You go out and run everyday and "do your thing". You don't complain, stay focused and are
one of the most consistent Sparkers I "know" on this site.

Good for you!!!


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SPARKCHANTAL 5/17/2013 9:34AM

    great feeling, yes?

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LAURIE5658 5/17/2013 9:31AM

    I, for one, has gleaned sparks from YOUR motivation and I thank you for that. Never ever change for you are truly a gift.


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LANAHAUTH21 5/17/2013 9:16AM

  I loved your quote.

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