Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Last night I started to go through my friends list and check in on everyone. I'm still working on it and it will probably take a few days, as I have over 400 people in my list and I want to check in with every one of you.
I'm about a quarter of the way through the first page. I hope that everyone has their page set up to send you an email telling you that there's activity on your page, for some reason I don't think that's automatic, it's something you have to check when you're editing your page. I will be taking up my friend's feed for a while to make sure everyone's doing well and staying on track.
I'm always saddened by the people that gave up. Some of them friended me the moment I started blogging and participating on the site, but then stopped using it themselves (that's nearly 2 years ago!).
I see some people that have been going for longer than me, some that have just started and some that stopped last week. Some were upended by some dramatic thing in their lives and some just gave up hope of getting it done. Some people are still here, even though they haven't seen the progress that others managed.
As I went through my friends so far, I saw phrases like "never give up", "Never Quit", "Now or Never". These people did not take their own advice, I haven't seen them in the last year.
One person had a "really bad week" and I haven't seen her since.
Some pages are inaccessible to me. I never know why. I don't even try to figure that out.
I figure that if I attempt at least twice a year to post on the pages that are less used, they'll come back and see that as least I haven't given up on them. I know that I can't do anything more for anyone, but at least I want them to know I'm thinking of them every once in a while and hope for the well being of everyone. I know I can't do it all the time, but a couple of times a year is good enough to bring back a few of them to their page. I know that when I do this I get messages from a few thanking me for reminding them to work on themselves.
Hopefully this will spark their "no excuses" and allow them to "convince their mind" to "learn to love themselves". (I quote those because I found those phrases on the pages of people that are not using their pages right now.)
So keep on aiming!
Today's Holidays: National Young Readers Day , Chicken Soup for the Soul Day, Sadie Hawkins Day, National Chicken Noodle Soup for the Flu Day (as I'm getting over it and the last two in my family got it last night), and National Pizza with the Works (Except Anchovies) Day.