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March on!

Friday, February 28, 2014

I haven't posted too many blogs this winter have I?

For that matter, I haven't logged too many miles either. Gulp

No coincidence there....I often compose these posts in my mind while I run, but inside while I try to do what I can without dying of boredom and cutting the workouts short.....well I go the mindless route, watching something entertaining and thinking about....nothing.

Today was a Johnny Carson DVD. Worth the mindlessness since I believe strongly that laughter truly is good medicine. And it worked to distract me from my forced confinement.

Now this evening, I look out the window at yet another snowfall. it's too cold to snow....doesn't the weatherman know that? Ok, make the best of it, think positively. Tomorrow is March first. In like a lion, out like a lamb right? I hope so. I'm ready for spring.

Enough whining and complaining. What's been sustaining this winter?

Friends.

Those I know......

and those I don't.

A few members of one of my teams will be gathering at a hotel next weekend. I've met a couple of these women and look forward to seeing them again. I have not met others yet I know them so well that I can't wait to see them too. This is such a strange phenomena. In the course of a couple years of communications, we have supported each other through our efforts to make positive changes in our lives. We've worried when one of our group has had illness or injury in the family and we've tried to be there for each other when some have lost their jobs. We have cheered on those who have made career moves and we've shed some tears when some have had losses or other big concerns. And all of this without having met each other in real life. Amazing.

Just this past week, I have had contact with some new sparkfriends (new for me anyway) and with these first exchanges, I am reminded of the final line from one of my favorite movies......this may be the start of a beautiful friendship! LOL

You may be wondering why I seem to be so sentimental today.

I received an e-mail from an old friend containing news that another old friend has passed away. I've been doing a lot of thinking about friendships.

As we go through our lives we make so many friends and over time we often lose track of many of them. That doesn't mean we forget them but our lives follow divergent paths and we no longer see each other regularly. Life goes on......and then it doesn't.

When we make friends, we share a part of ourselves and our memories will always hold some part of that friendship. That is always a good thing.

All right, it's time to March on! C'mon spring, time to say goodbye to the past and hello to the possibilities of the future.
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GREGGWEISBROD 3/13/2014 1:04PM

    Fingerprints left on our souls from those that have touched us. Never fading. I completely agree with your take on the friends we make along the paths we travel in life.

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BJHARRIS549 3/1/2014 6:59PM

    You may not write many blogs ...but when you do...WOWZERS! Good read, Donna! And, a great SF! It is more fun in this life to share with others! emoticon

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CATANTIGO 3/1/2014 11:59AM

    I'm so excited for our sparkmeeting. That's one terrific reason to celebrate March. See you soon, my friend.

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JANET552 3/1/2014 11:32AM

    I am reading a book now -- The Fault in our Stars by John Green -- in which the main character has cancer. Her favorite book is about a girl who had cancer and the book ends in the middle of a sentence. That's just like life and just like a book, we have so much that happens first!!

I am thankful for all the people in my lives on line or off, those I see often and those I don't. They all enrich my life so much.

I sound nostalgic too. It's a good thing my other book is "A Girl Named Zippy." I don't think I've ever read a book that made me laugh that much.

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WASCALLYWONE 3/1/2014 8:45AM

    I have always had a hard time letting go of friends and acquaintances. We moved so many times, there was a lot of "good-bye." I always tell my friends "I will stalk you!" And Facebook has made that easier. Our lives are so much richer with friends who love us for who we are, not what we can give or do for them, although those kind of people are important,t oo.

At this time of our lives, we may lose more and more of our friends and acquantances, but always have the ability to add others in! emoticon

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DEBBIECK 2/28/2014 8:00PM

    Me, too! Me, too! I feel the same way you do about our friends:)

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MNTWINSGAL 2/28/2014 7:22PM

    WooHoo, Sparksister....I CANNOT WAIT to meet you and the gang next weekend.

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