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Spark Friends & Spark Teams are vital to Success

Friday, August 02, 2013

I came across this and I think it makes the point of how important it is to have Spark connections.

Know the Magic of Pulling Together

Not long ago, a friend sent me the story of “Old Warwick.” It brought a smile to my face, and I think it shares a wonderful lesson for every leader to learn.

A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to reach for the map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn’t injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help. “Warwick can get you out of that ditch,” said the farmer, pointing to an old mule standing in a field. The man looked at the decrepit old mule and looked at the farmer who just stood there repeating,

“Yep, old Warwick can do the job.” The man figured he had nothing to lose. The two men and the mule made their way back to the ditch. The farmer hitched the mule to the car. With a snap of the reins he shouted,

“Pull, Fred! Pull, Jack! Pull, Ted! Pull, Warwick!”

And the mule pulled that car right out of the ditch.

The man was amazed. He thanked the farmer, patted the mule, and asked, “Why did you call out all those names before you called Warwick?”

The farmer grinned and said, “Old Warwick is just about blind. As long as he believes he’s part of a team, he doesn’t mind pulling.”


If you're not part of a great team . . . . go find one.

Check out your SparkFriends pages and see which teams they lead or are a part of and who their friends are.

Use the search feature to find SparkTeams or SparkFriends with similar interests -- things that you have a passion for - or your favorite sport or activity - or a group with others in your age group - or with the same amount of weight you have to lose -- the possibilities are endless.

Don't just sit there . . . go find a Spark!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FUNLOVEN 8/6/2013 8:17PM

    Which reminds me - I have been meaning to ask you about the Motorcycle Chicks team you be long to. Are they an active team?

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TRESSWANN 8/4/2013 8:38PM

    You are so right

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BIGPAWSUP 8/4/2013 1:57PM

    Absolutely awesome!!!

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SYDLETZIII 8/4/2013 11:20AM

    excellent post

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/3/2013 10:19AM

    Great lesson for us to remember.

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2BDYNAMIC 8/3/2013 8:11AM


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SUSANNAH31 8/2/2013 10:47PM

    That's a funny story.
And I could not agree more that it's the other people here at SP who make this the successful site that it is.
I have met so many others here who motivate me and inspire me - and who help me succeed in reaching my own goals.

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WALLAHALLA 8/2/2013 10:42PM

    love the story...makes a great point

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GWTRIKER 8/2/2013 9:39PM

    Great story--thanks for sharing

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    Wow! Great story! Loved this blog, and especially loved that first picture!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/2/2013 8:00PM

    This is a sparktacular blog! Love the story. We definitely need to be ol' Warwick!

Thanks for sharing the story. Hugs and smiles!

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DARLY55 8/2/2013 7:42PM

    Very cute pictures and great story! I agree about teams and friends - Sparkers are the best! Thanks for a nice blog!

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FELINEBETTER 8/2/2013 5:58PM

    Another fabulous blog! Although I was determined to do this on my own and didn't think I needed to interact with anyone on here - what an incredible piece of the whole Spark program I would have missed! Just reading blogs such as yours pumps you up! Thank you for sharing this! emoticon

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WILDKAT781 8/2/2013 5:34PM

    emoticon emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 8/2/2013 5:23PM

    This is a Great Blog. It is very important to have a good Spark connection. Thank you for being a motivating Sparker.

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GABY1948 8/2/2013 3:56PM

    Such a GREAT blog! You are right! Teamwork is what it is about! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 8/2/2013 3:47PM

    Excllent blog. I love this!

Have a super skarkly weekend!


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BONNIEMARGAY 8/2/2013 3:25PM

    Support makes such a difference!

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BAMAJAM 8/2/2013 3:07PM

  Terrific Blog--- Terrific Message-- Thank you!

Happy weekend to all!

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DAVENPLK 8/2/2013 2:04PM

    Teamwork it should be. Thanks! emoticon

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SPARKLINGME176 8/2/2013 2:00PM

    I agree! Thank you!

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MSLZZY 8/2/2013 1:57PM

    I think I already found several friends and you are one of the best! HUGS!

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