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SparkFriends - So many blessings!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Most of the stuff I had to get done yesterday was accomplished.

The big aquarium which was sitting in a puddle of water has been relocated and did not ruin the table it was sitting on (another of DH's awesome custom wood projects). Apparently the aquarium lid overlapped a tube causing water to siphon off - so the aquarium is not leaking! That's a relief!

Today I get to move the living room furniture around to accommodate the aquarium's new location. Fun stuff.

The Press Release went to the owner and editor of the local paper yesterday. Hopefully it gets published in its entirety as I wrote it. I also distributed it to the entire neighborhood watch group, and feedback has been very positive.

So far as my SparkPlan, I'm on it, though I didn't get my walk in yesterday as I had hoped. But my goal is health and, at this point, that is not dictated by the number on the scale.

The scales aren't moving . . . probably because my body is about done processing the Chinese herbs to help with the bouts of IBS I'd been having. So far, I'll have to say it was beneficial.

I still get surprised that I have no shoulder pain! For so long I've had to modify movements, such as lifting, getting in and out of bed, etc. I still find it amazing that just a couple acupuncture treatments can take care of a 5 year chronic condition so completely. Woohoo!

I have so much to be thankful for. Among my greatest blessings is YOU - my SparkFriends. I know some people might think it's weird as I have not actually met 99% of you. But through our blogs and comments, we have come together on common ground, shared our ups and downs, fought through our struggles and celebrated our joys. Those things are from the heart. And that's good stuff.

Before I began my SparkJourney last year, I never would have believed that I could grow and change so much. The platform created by SparkPeople together with their powerful tools, SparkTeams and SparkFriends interactions, creates such a SAFE atmosphere to grow. . . . to change . . . . to make mistakes . . . to learn from them and to grow from them . . . to be encouraged. . . . to cry and laugh and celebrate together.

Yes, my life is rich with so many blessings . . . . . but I want YOU to know that I count YOU my SparkFriend among my greatest blessings.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2BDYNAMIC 11/28/2013 7:00AM

    That is so wonderful for you to say and Yes" ............. I count knowing you as a joyful experience and certainly one who enriches Sparks altogether! Love your stories and how great about your story and all the hard work being published! emoticon .........Happy Thanksgiving ........ emoticon

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MARITIMER3 11/27/2013 9:45AM

    SP is a truly wonderful site, and like you, I have grown more than I would have believed possible since I joined.

Thank you for being one of my Spark Friends.


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LADYRH 11/27/2013 5:48AM

    emoticon emoticon And Thankful for the support

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SYDLETZIII 11/27/2013 1:04AM

    Keep up the great work and enjoy and survive Thanksgiving,
Sweet dreams my friend and God Bless you as well

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SPARKFRAN514 11/26/2013 10:46PM

    I am also thankful that
I found the spark site so many great friends and the site is free
glad the you are accepting the scales not moving as fast as you want they will move in time keep on Sparking Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family

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FISHINGLADY66 11/26/2013 8:33PM


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GABY1948 11/26/2013 7:01PM

    Same to YOU! emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/26/2013 4:17PM

    Awesome! HUGS

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BONNIEMARGAY 11/26/2013 3:40PM

    All blessings to you.

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FLORIDASUN 11/26/2013 3:17PM

    In spark talk...right back at cha...blessings abound in our wonderful community. I have NEVER felt so supported, so appreciated, or so happy as I am when I'm conversing with my sparkling buddys! It's a great place to be and great people to be amidst!

Wow...pity we don't get paid for this..huh? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 11/26/2013 1:26PM

    Count yourself among those blessings! Right back at you, Cathy! I am witness to some of the changes you've made over the past year and that means you're just that much more awesome!!!


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ANASONIC 11/26/2013 1:15PM

    emoticon emoticon You are a blessing too!

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BIGPAWSUP 11/26/2013 1:05PM

    And you are a huge blessing to us to! Congrats on all your success!!!

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FEMISLIM 11/26/2013 12:54PM

    You are blessed!!!!

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KIMPY225 11/26/2013 12:36PM

    Have a great holiday! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 11/26/2013 12:21PM

    What a wonderful blog. I agree with you that health about so much more than the number on the scale.

You are a great spark friend!


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TURTLESLOW14 11/26/2013 11:58AM

    Great job on sticking to it! Such wonderful accomplishments. Your a wonderful person and sparkfriend. emoticon emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 11/26/2013 11:56AM

    You are a blessing to me, and many others as well!

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