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We make the journey alone -- together.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I just read an article in "Trail Runner" magazine by a woman who did an amazing "fastpacking" trip around Lake Tahoe last July 4 week - 170 miles in 6 days (!!!) emoticon She did it solo but interacted with a few people at key points along the way who helped her (often unknowingly) to keep her spirits up. This was essential for her to be able to keep going and complete her quest.

She was reflecting on this toward the end of the adventure and came up with beautiful thought:
"It would be easy for me to feel very alone, but alone-ness is a myth, I decide. I get it now -- who we are and what we accomplish are really just the sum totals of those we encounter along the way."

To me this sums up the various journeys that everyone here is making, how they are at the same time incredibly personal and yet never something we do alone. It also reminds me how important our interactions are. So let's keep sharing, blogging, teaching, and encouraging one another. With the new year fast approaching I think most of us are looking to set goals of some sort; mine is to be a more active and supportive community member, and to be more open to being taught and encouraged by others. I so look forward to seeing what comes out of this. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOM_VICKI 1/3/2014 9:13AM

    Very well said! I agree about how important our SparkFriends and community are in reaching our goals.

Happy New Year!


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SUSUSUZZZIE 12/29/2013 8:26PM

Love your blog!

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KAPELAKIN 12/28/2013 12:23PM

    What a great blog! I know I would never have made it so far without the Spark community behind me.

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WOUBBIE 12/28/2013 10:16AM

    Great blog!


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    Beautiful blog.

Of ourselves we do nothing. Joined together we move mountains.

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JSTETSER 12/28/2013 6:17AM

    I must agree. Every morning I sit alone at my computer and interact with the Spark community.
Every day I get stronger, and make better, more informed decisions about my health.
Yesterday I was given a kefir starter. I have never had much kefir before. Can you or someone help me not kill the stuff?

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SHOOPETTE 12/28/2013 4:18AM

    this is very true, thanks for sharing

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