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Happy New Year -- You Are Appreciated!

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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Hi Everyone -- Happy New Year!

Someone in my family emailed this one around this morning. I thought I'd share it with the SparkPeople community. I think it's especially fitting here because there are so many people here making an impact on each other. Always remember that a gesture that might seem small to you could in fact end up being a life-changing moment for someone else who needs support.

Thanks again for your support!

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You don't have to actually answer these questions, just ponder them.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman Trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America Pageant.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is… not many of us remember the headliners of yesterday.
These are not second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields.
But the applause dies.
Awards tarnish.
Achievements forgotten.
Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one.

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Easier?

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money or the most awards. They simply are the ones who care the most.

I have passed this on to wonderful people in my life.
Enjoy the New Year! You are appreciated!

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SparkCheers!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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WHYTEBROWN 6/13/2014 11:33AM

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TERRIJ7 5/18/2014 10:40AM

    ...and for parents who are in the trenches of raising teenagers, these words are priceless!

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NASFKAB 3/7/2014 7:41AM

  great post thanks

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1BEACHWALKER 2/12/2014 2:42PM

    Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile-I know I didn't have to answer this...but I have to! To say you and your website of people and sparkfriends is on that list! If it weren't for you I wouldn't be where I am today. It wouldn't have given me the start I needed to achieve what I have & to keep going! Losing weight, & improving my lifestyle in so many ways! So thank you!
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MCJULIEO 1/27/2014 9:49AM

    Excellent point! Thanks for the reminder...

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GERIART3331 1/14/2014 1:49PM

    Chris,

Sparkpeople shows that YOU CARE. Thank you for this.

geri

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GERIART3331 1/14/2014 1:47PM

    Hi Chris and Staff,

I've been gone for a while and what a fabulous addition you have added to Sparkpeople.

I'd like to Thank You Chris and Your Staff for your efforts and your generosity in allowing us to be the Best we can be.

I mentioned this to my neighbor Stacy and we are walking every day now.

Best Wishes for the New Year, looks like it will be the Best year ever for Sparkpeople!

Sincerely,
G
eri

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MANDYLOVE_76 1/13/2014 2:13PM

    GREAT BLOG!

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ROSEBYRD 1/10/2014 2:54PM

    Thanks Spark Guy, this kind of took me down memory Lane. Happy New Year emoticon

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SHANNONY84 1/8/2014 12:44AM

    Much needed! Thank you so much! Have an incredible new year!

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    Wow. Interesting,

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TEACHEROF4TH 1/5/2014 10:20PM

    Well said, and a perfect way to start the new year! Thank you!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/5/2014 7:22PM

    I have seen this before but it's so good, it's always worth seeing again and thinking about.


Thanks

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WISHICOULDFLY 1/5/2014 12:11PM

    Wow. Something to think about!

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2014FEB 1/5/2014 9:30AM

    emoticon Perhaps we all matter after all when we think we don't. A good reminder. emoticon for sharing.
Happy New Year!

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    Good to think about!

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AMCAN262 1/4/2014 4:26PM

  Spark Guy you are one of my five. Love what you have done to help so many of us. Have a wonderful and blessed New Year. Thank you :)

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1DRWOMAN 1/4/2014 3:40PM

    Loved it and have shared it on Facebook...it's brilliant!!! Thank you for sharing...thank you for SP and thank you for creating a place that is always there for us like an old friend. xo Happy New Year!

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KAB7801 1/4/2014 2:15PM

    I love that! Thanks

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CAROLZ1967 1/4/2014 12:51PM

    So true!


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Thank YOU and the whole Spark Team for being one of those people who has had a great impact on my life. I'm so appreciative of this site!

Cheers!

Amy

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ANGELN325 1/4/2014 10:03AM

    I love this! TY

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    Thank you

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ELIZABETHDS 1/3/2014 10:10AM

    Thanks for passing this along - it's a real gift as we start the new year!

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JUNETTA2002 1/3/2014 9:19AM

    Awesome thanks for the thought provoking blog

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GONNALOSE5 1/3/2014 7:40AM

    Oh so very true. Thank you for sharing, I will share as well.

~Happy new year.

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    well said!

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    Great points! Thank you for sharing, Spark Guy!

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