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I takes a Spark Buddy to smack some sense into you!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ok so I have always agreed the more you Spark the better you do. Well I haven't really been Sparking and I have been doing horribly!!!! I am angry and still wallowing in a pity party from losing my home to Super Storm Sandy. Today I received a Spark Goodie from a dear Spark Buddy that literally turned on the light bulb for me emoticon It also gave me the kick emoticon in the pants I needed.

Yes my anger and pity party are holding me back but I am allowing it to. I am the one who has control and not that horrible Hurricane Sandy. I have to knock it off and pull up my big girl panties and move forward.

emoticon I am working very hard to regain my Spark. I am accepting the challenge to get my Spark back by whatever means it takes emoticon !

I have started a new thread in one of my Spark Team. The Weight Loss Café, for Daily Motivations to reflect on. I need this to find my way back and I think a lot of my Team members can also benefit from it.

Here is today's entry which really speaks to my heart:

Made to make a difference

Doing only what is easy and convenient, comfortable and free of challenge, doesn’t get you very far. Chasing after something for nothing ends up getting you nothing of real value.

In order to experience true fulfillment in any undertaking, you must invest yourself in it. It is your active participation and contribution to life that makes it so good to live.

If you continually take the easy way out, avoiding effort, challenge and commitment, you’ll end up being very disappointed. You are made to make a difference, so embrace every opportunity to do so.

You are here to participate, not just to observe. The true joy you feel will come not from meaningless possessions or empty pleasures, but from creating and expressing and experiencing the goodness of life in your own unique way.

Don’t waste your precious time in a fruitless attempt to get something for nothing. In every moment there are plenty of opportunities to create real value that flows from the authentic beauty of who you are.

Your deepest desires and your most difficult problems are challenging you to make a positive difference. Do yourself a big favor, accept the challenge, make the effort, and create the true fulfillment that is your destiny.

— Ralph Marston

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NO_SNOW_BODY 7/28/2013 3:58PM

    You are such an inspiration and I am glad that you found a way to travel back

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IMEMINE1 7/23/2013 6:43AM

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TRACYZABELLE 7/15/2013 6:18AM

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EGRAMMY 7/13/2013 8:01PM

    emoticon You are loved by me and so many Sparkers.

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NONIE_C 7/13/2013 6:10PM

    I can see your spark sparkling like fireworks from here! emoticon
You just keep on doing what you're doing...you're on the path!!!
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WISLNDR 7/11/2013 5:55AM

    Your Spark is burning brighter! Thanks for the wonderful words; you've made a difference today!

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SUSIEPH1 7/11/2013 1:58AM

    Spark buddies are awesome Xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/11/2013 1:40AM

    emoticon Yvonne! emoticon

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ALLYALLYT 7/10/2013 9:44PM

    emoticon you go Yvonne!

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WEDDWT 7/10/2013 9:25PM

    Gimme a G emoticon g Gimme an O emoticon o Gimme a G emoticon g Gimme an E emoticon e Gimme a T emoticon t Gimme an E emoticon e Gimme an M emoticon m emoticon What does it spell?
Go Get 'Em Yvonne!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/10/2013 8:48PM

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/10/2013 7:53PM

    I have always loved inspirations from Ralph Marston. I am glad that you are reaching out & trying to rekindle your spark. I'm cheering for you my friend. One day at a time is what we are given. Make the most of it. I love you. emoticon

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DEFIANTVEGAN 7/10/2013 6:59PM

    So True Ivonne loved it!

I'm so glad you are getting your Spark back and getting more motivated as days go by.

Good for you !! I'm proud and happy for you!!!

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DYNAMICDEB53 7/10/2013 6:11PM

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You can and will find that Spark! It is hidden but I know it has never gone out!!

Keep sparkling
Hugs and smiles
Deb

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DYNAMICDEB53 7/10/2013 6:11PM

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You can and will find that Spark! It is hidden but I know it has never gone out!!

Keep sparkling
Hugs and smiles
Deb

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/10/2013 5:37PM

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/10/2013 4:17PM

    That was Awesome! emoticon

As Dr Phil says ...If you choose the behavior you choose
the consequences.

You are beginning to choose the behaviors that will turn
this around for you. I totally feel that when you look back
on what has happened that you will see why? Maybe you'll
never see why, but let it make you stronger.

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Yea Yvonne emoticon

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1EMMA2011 7/10/2013 4:10PM

    So good Yvonne! I have started journaling my thoughts free stream in the morning! Three full pages no matter what! "The Artists Way"... it's a wonderful way of compartmentalizing the "anger" "sadness" - well mostly the critical thoughts inside!

Praying for you! Thank you for the goodies and all you do for me!

God Bless!! emoticon

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LGAR519 7/10/2013 3:30PM

    Yea!! That a girl!!

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NEW-CAZ 7/10/2013 3:27PM

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Now I hear the Yvonne of old- positive, ready to do battle!
Good for you hun, emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 7/10/2013 1:46PM

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AVANELL 7/10/2013 1:34PM

    There is an old saying that says: You can't stop a bird from flying over you head but you can keep him from building a nest in your hair.

I'm so sorry for the loss that you experienced from Hurricane Sandy. That's awful. Even though you suffered a substantial material loss the way to stop the emotional loss that comes with it is by responding to it instead of reacting to it. A reaction comes as a result of an exterior cause, something happens to you or someone mistreats you. But your response is different from a reaction in that you choose how to view that thing that has come into your life and how you handle what emotions it arises within you. Hurricane Sandy delivered a terrible material and financial loss to you, but how much worse effect will it have on you if you allow the emotional hurt that came with it to stay in your heart. Choose to overcome it! Don't let it stop you from living your life to the fullest!

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DS9KIE 7/10/2013 1:27PM

    good.... it time to stop emoticon emoticon emoticon

and start emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon remember those new weights you keep tripping on, well pick them up and use them..lol

and eat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon remember all those yummy raw recipes you were eating, well just start "un-cooking" them...lol

and we are all here emoticon you on.

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